You shouldn’t feel guilty for worrying about the things that are going on in your life. The sad fact is that most of us can’t do a whole lot about what’s happening in Libya and other places, and no matter how much time we spend feeling badly about what is happening, life will continue to happen around us. The compassion you are feeling is great, but even if the entire world were to break out into war, there would still be parts of the world where life goes on as usual and we have to keep dealing with the everyday. You shouldn’t feel guilty that you’re worried about a final exam or the fight that you just had with your significant other. And you shouldn’t feel guilty for being happy either. Because that’s what the Libyan people are fighting for. The right to find happiness and live their lives freely. So if someone makes a joke, and you laugh, don’t feel badly. If you’re sitting at your desk and suddenly you are struck with the inspiration to make a beautiful Glee graphic, make it and post it.
And don’t make others feel guilty for going about their lives as they normally do. You don’t know the stress they have in their lives or if they’re doing what they can for Libya in their own way.