Learning from Tragedy

I think you are spot on, Jason. We can only change ourselves. And it’s often changing the little things we tell ourselves don’t really matter, than can often really make a difference. Especially in relationships, it’s often the little things we do for or against each other that maintain or break connections between people. I think there is a great deal of loneliness in the world, which in some part lies at the root of these tragedies. That’s another reason why I think your blog makes a difference bigger than you might think. It connects people to each other. Anything that lets people know they are not alone is a very good thing. One of my goals as a teacher is to be kinder to my students. By this, I don’t mean just loosening the “rules,” but rather learning to take the time to listen to their side of the story and talk through issues that come up, rather than just enforcin...

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