How I Resist Psychic Numbing

The psychology that prevents us from acting

Author in Yida Refugee Camp. Photo from Operation Broken Silence.

In June 2012, I found myself standing on a rocky hillside in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. It was a hot day underneath the unforgiving sun, so hot that most people were under the shade of nearby trees. Even this was barely a respite: the slight breeze was a burst of warm air in your face, like a hair-dryer being turned on and off.

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Mark Hackett

Mark Hackett

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Writings about faith and culture from Memphis, TN. “That relentless, tall guy.”