The following are the headlines of the most read news stories (online, Toronto Star) for today, August 1st, 2008:
- Owen Sound mob attacks Toronto man
- Horror as bus passenger beheaded
- Body found in Lake Ontario
This is what makes me want to move to the country and withdraw from the world around me. Not only is all this horror going on around me, but it's what the majority of people want to read about.
But I believe strongly in being the change I want to see in the world around me, and I don't think everyone withdrawing like hermits would be an improvement. And so I must figure out how to stay strong in my own beliefs, raise my children in this society, and do my best to change what little of the world I can.