Child molesters and terrorists

posted by Jeff | Saturday, December 26, 2009, 6:16 PM | comments: 1

So we're watching the news and there's some story about some pediatrician child molester in New England. And of course, me and Diana kind of look at each other like, great, this is the world we're brining our kid into.

But I really don't want to be that person who keeps his kid under lock and key to age 18. Certainly I want to look out for him, but I don't want to believe the world is that awful. I have enough baggage and security issues myself from having my house robbed when I was 11. I don't want to pass those issues on.

The very next story on the news was about some super model who lost her fiance in the tsunami five years ago, and has since gone back to open dozens of schools and help with various children's charities there. One has to keep in mind that people like that outnumber the people who are out to harm your kids. I hope that's the kind of perspective I can keep.

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Maureen Richmond, December 28, 2009, 12:29 PM #

I have an ongoing debate in my head about this often. The media live to exploit salacious stories about predators, molestors and general ner-do-wells, which is very upsetting. However, having worked with the media on a daily basis for 10+ years, I have come to realize that there are 10000 happy stories that never make the news. And the number of people who work to make this world a good place to live far outnumber those who are out there to hurt others. Plus, I figure I will do my part and hopefully that will help the cause.

Fingers crossed.

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