i don’t really know if the world has gotten better or worse. i watch documentaries about wwii and wwi and such wars, and read books about shit in the past, and how our country used to be segregated. then there’s shit like in baltimore and you wonder, you doubt humanity. like, have we really come all that far? and now i’m reading /r/syriancivilwar and it makes me deeply sad about people. but like mr rogers said: “when i was a boy and i would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “look for the helpers. you will always find people who are helping.” to this day, especially in times of disaster, i remember my mother’s words and i am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” so true. in every freaking disaster this world throws at us, that we throw at ourselves, there are helpers. there are facilitators of peace. there are good people out there.