Daily acts of decency

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  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    April 28, 2013 10:02 p.m.

    We are better off today in every way imaginable except one… our level of fear thanks to our myopic and obsessed media.

    There are 7B+ people living on the planet and the vast majority get along amazingly well. We have unprecedented freedoms, prosperity, leisure time, knowledge, longevity… the list goes on and on.

    Compared to the olden days, any olden days, human beings are flourishing in numbers we have never seen. Hopefully we can continue to make the world a better place as more as more people are lifted out of poverty and the outgrow the tribal (and often sadly, religious) identities that Balkanize us.

  • Phillip M Hotchkiss Malta, Mt
    April 28, 2013 2:00 p.m.

    @ Old switcheroo you read the book of Mormon and see the wars that was fought. I read the book of Mormon. And I read where they show compassion for their opposition. Look at the love Alma the younger and the sons of the king showed love for their enemies. Look at the Peace they had when they showed love for ones who were different them selves. You will find what you look for in people. What are you looking for when you see others?

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    April 28, 2013 1:05 a.m.

    People need some historical reference. We are much better to each other than we have EVER been in history. A thousand years ago and earlier we fought so much the homicide rate was somthing near 25%. Tribe killing tribe wars every few years, plundering, rape and looting were the norm. The book of Mormon was illustrates mankind's history very well. Lots of killing.

    If it wasn't all that that killed you you may have been under a a tyrannical King that may have kept the peace but would torture and kill a man for simply taking some wood from the royal forest or a tyrannical religion that stones people to death for honor.

    So headlines like this must make our ancestors really laugh.

  • Phillip M Hotchkiss Malta, Mt
    April 27, 2013 5:43 p.m.

    If you look for the evil in people or groups of people you will find it .If you look for the good in people or groups of people. You will find it. I choose to look for the good. What are we looking for when we look at each other