Monday, December 17, 2012

Remarkable Kindnesses Only YOU Can Perpetuate

In a post titled What I Will Remember About Today, Jeffrey Falk comments on the tragedy in Newtown, CT, noting that of the many remarkable events which occurred on Friday, December 14, 2012, of both a positive and negative nature, it will not be a remarkably negative event which remains etched in his mind, but rather, an almost unremarkable act of kindness, the picking up of a dropped pen.

Falk goes on to note that of the billions of human beings in this world, the vast majority of them are good and decent people, an observation I would agree with.  This is not to say that each individual does not have the capacity to succumb to evil acts, because we do, myself included, but that does not negate the fact that goodness, kindness, is more common, unremarkably so unfortunately, than evil.

Are you going to perpetuate kindness today, unremarkably, such that your kindness is remarkable?

Posted by John Venlet on 12/17 at 10:12 AM
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Rubbernecking

Rubbernecking, is almost unanimously defined as gawking at scenes of carnage insensitively and unsophisticatedly.

Rubbernecking is exactly what is occurring in Newtown, CT yet this morning, almost 72 hours after the terrible events which occurred at Sandy Hook school.  Every major news network is rubbernecking, with ABC’s Good Morning America set up right in the town square of Newtown, CT, with a quintessential clapboard church as their rubbernecking stage background.

This insenstive and unsophisticated rubbernecking is virtually as sick and tragic as the shooting which occurred.

Posted by John Venlet on 12/17 at 09:36 AM
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