There’s not much to say about recent global events that hasn’t been said already, and better. But:
I believe each of us has just one important job: to make the world a better place for others (especially, of course, for those less privileged or less fortunate than us). We do this in large ways and in small ones; we do it at work and at home; we do it locally and around the world. It’s why we do science; it’s why we teach; it’s why we parent; it’s why we sing Happy Birthday. It’s why – or it should be why – we do pretty much everything.
Sometimes, events (or our own actions, or those of others) make this job a little easier. Sometimes they make it a little harder. Sometimes they make it a lot harder. None of that changes what our job is, and we all need to go on making the world a little bit better tomorrow than it is today.
© Stephen Heard (firstname.lastname@example.org) Nov. 14, 2016, licensed CC-BY-4.0