The Onion's Schooling Us

This slideshow is shockingly effective satire — it juxtaposes fancy celebrity dress descriptions with photographs from the civil war in Syria to devastating effect.

It certainly makes me think closely about how easy it is to slip out of the real world and become submerged in the carefully-constructed "reality" that our entertainment choices create.

How do you balance being aware of the horrific suffering so many endure in the world (as well as the endless list of big problems that need fixing), while also doing what you need to get through each week by taking some time to tune it out?
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