It was already a challenging Independence Day in the U.S. before the terrible, terrible mass shooting in Highland Park turned a happy community parade into everyone’s worst nightmare. This latest heartbreaking and senseless loss of life served as a dramatic reminder of one of the several issues that have brought one of the most successful and influential countries the world has known to question its path forward. These are difficult times, for Americans and for the world.
Social media has been full of heartfelt opinion pieces and blog posts by Americans who are alarmed and saddened by the current state of the country they love, struggling with what to to celebrate on July 4th. Hate and violence should not be winning. Among many shorter posts recently, two stood out to me as refreshingly reasonable approaches to two major issues that politicians continue to struggle with. I was especially pleased to see that they were both ascribed to men. See what you think.
And a further recent social media post that speaks to wishful thinking with respect to resolution of world issues:
And now, to lighten the mood, let me offer my most recent social media picks for humour. You can see if you agree with me or not!