On this 14th anniversary of 9/11, a tragedy mourned by people across the entire planet, I believe it is our responsibility at the very least to pause and take a moment for reflection. No camera, no selfie, no projection of our every thought to the world through Tweets and Updates and Posts. Just private time. Personal moments. Protected silence. It’s an ancient human tradition that we need to work harder now than in decades past to preserve. When we say (or hashtag) ” #NeverForget”, what do we really mean?
I hope you’ll take a moment today to reflect on Hurricane Katrina, on natural disasters as a whole, and the incredible beauty of human resilience that shines through when we’re put in helpless conditions that are out of our individual control. At the same time, I hope you’ll also ponder the dilemma of how easy it can be to not act when there are people immediately in front of us who need support.
Last week, US retailer Target announced on its website that it would no longer post “girl” and “boy” signs in the aisles of children’s toys and bedding. Barbie dolls and toy trucks will remain on shelves as they were; pink sheets and blue bedspreads and all sorts of funky patterned pillowcases will remain displayed on […]