It’s easy to fall into an “us vs them” trap at the best of times.
In extraordinary times like we’re seeing in the Boston area this week, it’s almost impossible to avoid. I’m doing it myself even as I consciously try not to. But I keep thinking, it would be so much better if people could use this experience to identify more closely with other innocent victims of random or unjustified violence. We’re all connected, all of us. And across all cultures and geography, MOST people, most of the time, want exactly the same things: love, respect, peace, opportunity, freedom, health, happiness….
I hope we* can remember that and not just focus on bad guys vs good guys and our* strength and resolve.
(*See, even now I’m doing it!)