"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things" Philippians 4:8.
It's not that we are to put our heads in the sand and ignore all that is going on around us. Rather, put your head in the Bible where it belongs and drink deeply of the nourshing water, and be led by the wisdom it contains. God forbid we would ignore the plight of others! Our friends and family, and church family, and neighbors need us, and we need them to share the word of God and extend a helping hand where we can. There is mercy in God, hide in Him, run to Him and away from the world. Listen carefully to God's still small voice and do as He says, for He loves you.