Profoundly Calming News: We’ve Made Remarkable Progress in Human Decency

I found myself rattled in the past two weeks.

The shooting of Congressional members during their baseball practice for an annual fundraiser is practically in my backyard. I have friends who live in that neighborhood; it’s just a half-mile from where I go out to eat, stroll with the people I love, and take my dog to get a frozen “puppy pop.”

With my firm’s global focus and simply by staying abreast of world news, I’m aware of what it could be like and isn’t. And still, I was rattled.

Serendipitously, as I was writing a Huffington Post article to help executives rapidly align teams, I discovered a profoundly hopeful and calming article from Nicholas Kristof.

Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who knows about brutality in the world. He reports genocide and human rights violation. He’s seen the worst of humanity; yet, in this The New York Times article, he writes about how we have made “stunning progress” and notes our “remarkable human capacity for compassion and moral growth.”

We have made stunning progress in human decency…

– Nicholas Kristoff
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist on humanitarian issues

Thank you, Nick. I needed that.

In case you do too, I wanted to share it with you.

p.s. You can find a wealth of Written by Hand articles here, on LinkedIn and the Huffington Post.