Regular Shenanigans Resume on Thursday

I’m posting this on a day other than Thursday night because this isn’t really a Geek Beat, or a Farting at Geese or whatever I end up calling this. This is just something I saw today that’s had me thinking all day.

Obviously a large portion of my thoughts today have been on the bombings in Boston. I’m sure many of yours were as well. This combined with the tragedy in Newtown, the tensions in North Korea or whatever else the news has to throw at us can be pretty overwhelming. It seems like the world if full of people whose actions, for whatever reason, have turned this world into a dark and scary place.

This had me in a less happy place than I was hoping to be today. Until I saw a quote on a blog that I check out from time to time from Mr. Rodgers (a personal favorite person of mine).

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

That’s some powerful mothering right there.

And it’s true. In every story we read about some horrible thing someone did, you’ll see people doing incredible things. Police, firefighters, Red Cross volunteers, random strangers. It doesn’t matter how terrifying something is, it is nothing compared to the bravery, compassion and charity that will spring from the tragedy.

There will always be people whose actions, for very good reasons, have turned this world into a much better place.

The power of good is in too many people for me to get too worried.

We’re going to be OK.


Mel said...

I really liked Patton Oswalt's response as well:

Steve said...

Yeah, he nailed it better than I did.