ONE of the characteristics of the internet age is the lack of thought that is evident in people’s reaction to events.
Somehow everyone feels the need to react quickly. This may well be due to the fact that we have grown used to instantaneous gratification.
So many things that once took a long time to obtain or see, are now available at the click of a mouse. It creates a false sense of expectation and also a sense that life can always be lived at that pace.
Thus it is not surprising to see the reactions to the article by actress Angelina Jolie in the The New York Times, announcing that she had undergone a double mastectomy so that she could reduce the chance that she would die of breast cancer.
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