This morning as I went for my run I could not get thoughts of Monday's terrible atrocity out of my head. How does one make sense of such an action?
I read this blog post, and I felt a bit better. Thanks for writing, Jamoosh.
and here's another good article.
A great quote from that article:
It’s so easy to get dismayed about humanity on days like today. To
wonder how people can do such horrible things. But this is why I like
Mr. Rogers’ words of wisdom. This is why I have decided, today, to look
at the helpers. Because the helpers show us that even when faced with
unimaginable tragedy, terror, and tumult, there is a monumentally strong
force within each of us that truly wants to help our fellow man. We all
have that seed of good. It can defy logic, reason, and empirical
scientific data. And even when everything around us — those “powerful
situations” that us social psychologists love to say determine
everything about what we do and who we are — combines in perfect
synchrony to create the exact blend of factors that should push anyone
away from helping, we can’t underestimate the
power of that drive within us all that doesn’t care about what the
textbook says and pushes us towards doing good anyway.
What a beautiful thing.