Disasters can bring out the best in people or the worst in people. Here in Vermont there is already a great community effort going on to rebuild homes, roads, bridges and businesses that were destroyed by the floods caused by Hurricane Irene. I recently heard that in Japan, about $78 million dollars in cash was found and returned to the people who lost it. This included $30 million dollars found in private safes that were washed away by tsunami. People can act with great integrity and compassion, even during moments of devastation. We should be inspired by such acts to overcome our own self-centered perspective and consider the needs of other people.
Gregg Krech Author, Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-reflection (2002)| Author, A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness (2004, 2011)| Author, A Finger Pointing to the Moon (2000)| Editor, Thirty Thousand Days: A Journal for Purposeful Living (1993-Present)| Director, ToDo Institute (Vermont) (1992-Pr......