the answer


After a few days of staying away from the news and getting some distance from the horrible news story on Saturday, I’ve realized the answer to my question. It came as a result of watching this video:

Keith Olberman pretty much sums up everything I’ve been thinking about the situation very eloquently and succinctly. He says it much better than I ever could. Granted, it’s a little over the top, but still. The point is made.

There is a ubiquitous quote by Gandhi has almost become cliche, it’s quoted so often.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

It is a very profound statement.

I can only control what I do. I can’t control others. I can’t expect anything from others. All I can do is be the change. So I will.

However, am not a media personality. So my behavior isn’t going to have much of an impact on the media, really. But I am so happy to hear people like Keith Olberman, who is a media personality, come out and say that he isn’t going to participate in this violent rhetoric. That is a good step in the right direction.