Look for the Helpers
Many of you may have seen the picture of Mr. Rogers circulating around social media yesterday after the tragedy in Boston, and maybe even a few days before it.
This quote is a great reminder to all of us that although there are many terrible events that happen, and many terrible people who cause those events to happen, the people who are inherently good still outweigh those who are doing wrong. Patton Oswalt said it best:
Those who are willing to risk their lives, risk their health, risk their status, or risk their reputation to stand up for what is right, that is who and what we need to focus on in times of disaster. There are still wonderful people out there. Any battle can be won if we all just come together, the helpers, and stand up for what we believe in. There will always be traumatic events, but rising from the dust there will always be those groups of people running into the dust to rescue others. Try to remind yourself that good exists, and maybe one day even you can be one of the helpers. We may not be able to beat misogyny completely, but we can deter it. Look for the helpers.