GOOD NEWS DAY
IT has become fashionable these days to suggest that society is in a state of decline.
Perhaps this is not surprising when newspaper and TV news reports regularly feature accounts of personal tragedies, car crashes, criminal assaults and reports of terrorist activities.
It is tempting to say that our society is indeed deteriorating.
In my case, I have just had the most positive experience that has revealed the more positive side of society and caused me to believe that society is not in decline.
I recently had the misfortune to suffer a heart attack following a hip operation.
I was admitted to Hollywood Hospital, where I experienced a much more positive side to our society.
My three weeks in this hospital showed me that there are many people in this world who are kind and helpful, and who enjoy devoting their time in the service of others. These people do not make the news.
I shall be forever grateful to the staff, not only for their role in my recovery but also for showing me that there are people in this world who are unselfish and our society is far from deteriorating. DENIS LAWRENCE, Mullaloo.