How do we de­cide what to care about?

Edmonton Journal - - EDITORIAL -

The Go­FundMe for the Hum­boldt Bron­cos of­fi­cially closed at $15 mil­lion. The Toronto Strong fund has raised more than $1.5 mil­lion as of Fri­day even­ing.

A tragic ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a se­lect group of young men and women off to play in a hockey game

A group of ran­dom peo­ple from all walks of life, just walk­ing down a street, are de­lib­er­ately run down by one per­son.

But a vi­o­lent act that could have been on any street in any town and af­fect any one of us does not gen­er­ate any­where near the out­pour­ing of gen­eros­ity the bus ac­ci­dent gen­er­ated.

Why are we mo­ti­vated so dif­fer­ently?

Linda Ber­ry­man, Ed­mon­ton


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