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[/caption] On a day like today, with another senseless tragedy taking place--this time at the Boston Marathon, it's hard to look on the bright side. And yet, it's precisely what we need to do. Especially as parents teaching our kids about the world we live in. We need them to understand that yes, bad things happen, but that doesn't mean the world is an inherently bad place. In fact, it is the opposite. Because we can't let the screwed-up a-holes who did this have the last laugh. Have a read of comedian Patton Oswalt's Facebook
. That's the perspective we need to take. On days like today, we need to believe, no, we need to KNOW, there are more good people in the world than bad. And here's
. And if that's not enough, take the advice of Mr. Rogers, or more accurately, his mother:
“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.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world.” — Mister Rogers
We need to each be a "helper" and teach our children to do the same. Be the good. And that is how we make sure that the good WILL always outnumber the bad.