In the novel, It’s What I Do, Addario expresses her conflicted feelings about the difficult work she does. Although addario is passionate about her career as a photojournalist, she must immerse herself into the lives of the people in her photographs. Through empathizing with foreigners, Addario must sacrifice the life of comfort that she is accustomed to living.
Before she traveled to Darfur, she left behind clothes, shoes, water bottles to decrease the amount of weight on her back. She endured extreme heat while trudging through the desert with a heavy backpack. Through this journey, Addario realized that the villagers were used to the heat and lack of water. On the second day of her journey, without thinking, Addario thought that they could buy water bottles. Her false assumptions clarify the need for privileged individuals to appreciate their blessings and to utilize their gift of being able to explain scientific research.
Sympathizing for the people she photographs encourages her to take her career as a photojournalist to the next level. In order to relate to her audience, she views herself from the way that her readers would observe this situation. She encourages us to sympathize and empathize with people from various cultural identities and backgrounds. This new way of thinking about the world increases our knowledge about the world and our ability to problem solve in the future.
In my passion blog, I will emphasize the conflicts of the hard work that you have to put toward taking care of your dogs. Even though dogs are playful and joyous animals, they require attention so that their basic needs are met. Feeding, brushing their fur, walking them around the neighborhood, and taking them to the vet are some of the tasks that are required by dog owners.