This particular article from the amazingly funny The Oatmeal struck home all too close. I am in my late 30s and feel like I've been hearing about Syria my ENTIRE life, but certainly in the past four years.
The same can be said now of the crisis in the Philipeans. By Thursday morning, the official death toll had climbed to 2,357. Another 3,853 people are injured and 77 people still missing (source). This is amazing that a natural disaster could leave such devastation! I just take for granted how lucky I am - if I need medicine, I go to CVS. If there's a hurricane coming, I drive out of town.