In the aftermath of the numerous tragedies that we have been experiencing internationally these past few weeks, there has been outrage over the amount of public attention given to one horrendous event over another. It is no surprise to me personally to see certain events, like the attack on Paris, being viewed with higher priority than those in Kenya for example. Not only is France an ally of America, but it is a European country. Beyond that, it is a famous city that many Americans have a personal connection to either through travel or through media. People feel like they know the place, and very few people comparatively feel like they understand the vast and diverse countries of the Africa and the Middle East. However, not being surprised and not being hurt are two different things completely. No one event is any more significant than the other. Ultimately, the massive attack on human life is a major loss not only to the families of those affected, but to the world.