“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” - Fred Rogers
But we must remember, for every deranged lunatic wanting to inflict pain, there are thousands upon thousands of others who just want to help. Who are willing to help. Who react heroically. Who are heartbroken by the events.
As you mourn for the victims and their families, try to keep this in mind and turn that despair into something good. Deranged lunatics hate that. They want us to be as dismal as they are - living life afraid, bitter and disillusioned with the world.
We’re better than that.
Author - Meghan Advent
Meg is one of the co-creators of Travelher and lives and breathes travel. She recently left her full time office role to put more energy into her own projects and recently got back from three months of traveling. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.