There is something especially difficult about dealing with the aftermath of a tragic event that affected us directly yet at the same time is shared by others in the wider world who don't have a personal connection to it. In some ways it may feel like they are taking away from your grief since they suffered no personal loss and therefore should just stay out if it. Iím not saying thatís rational but feelings arenít supposed to be I guess.
I speak with experience on this subject since in my life Iíve been witness to a couple of very public, tragic events where people I knew personally have died. Both events caught the attention of the press, and subsequently everyone and their dog were commenting on it. This made me very angry since my first reaction was that they have no right to involve themselves in such a private matter, the private part being that people I knew and cared about had died. However, the circumstances of their deaths made it a public matter so I just had to suck it up and accept the publicís comments, even when they didnít have a clue what they were talking about. Just my thoughts. JS
Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And weíll change the world.