Thoughts on Las Vegas: Needing the Best of Human Nature

The best of human nature always reveals itself in response to the worst. Compassion, service and a genuine sense of community is the most powerful antidote to the disease of hatred. – Michael Josephson  Read more of Michael’s thoughts on the awful tragedy in Las Vegas here.

Thoughts Las Vegas: Live a Life that Matters

Words, even deep and genuine feelings of compassion, are so impotent in the face of inexplicable and despicable tragedy. So many people have been afflicted by unearned and ongoing pain from the hurricanes and the Las Vegas murders it is hard not to to be by overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenge events like this present. Those of us … Read More

Thoughts on Las Vegas: Cops Have to be Brave

A gun, a badge, even body armor can’t protect the heart of people who care. Cops have to be brave and tough; they have to run toward the shooter and shield others from danger but don’t think they do not feel deeply harm they can’t prevent. Never take for granted the health and well-being of those who serve and protect. … Read More

Thoughts Las Vegas: The Caring of Strangers

When terrible things happen often all that can protect us or ease our pain is the caring of strangers and the commitment and skill of EMTs, ambulance drivers, police and doctors and nurses. We must celebrate and encourage the best that is in us, not demean our potential with easy cynicism. Human nature is complex but it can be grand … Read More

Thoughts on Las Vegas: We Need Love for All Humanity

The best of human nature always reveals itself in response to the worst. Compassion, service and a genuine sense of community is the most powerful antidote to the disease of hatred. Our condolences and words of support to those most injured by the Las Vegas tragedy are sadly without power. Only persistent and direct love for all humanity – irrespective … Read More