Historically on Boxing Day (now held on Dec. 26), many in England distributed gifts to friends and family. Now, we are in a diverse world.

In Texas, Cody Wilson and his colleagues continued to perfect the three-dimensional printing production of key parts for an AR-15 rifle ("Click, print, shoot: Downloadable weapons cause anxiety for gun foes," Dec. 26). In Chad, Hakki Hassan and others continue to treat malnourished children using a three-dimensional screwdriver to remove teeth and uvulas ("Traditions in Chad harm, kill malnourished children," Dec. 26). High and low-tech approaches to different problems

Ideally, every day should be like Boxing Day. However, sanity cannot be boxed and given to Wilson or Hassan.

William Gronberg