I haven’t wanted to blog since Boston happened. Felt trivial to post something about my move from iOS to Android or how the new Chromebook experience is going. I’ll get to those, but they hardly seem relevant right now.

People react differently to tragedies like this. Where someone lives, how old they are, where they come from, their relationship to the tragedy…all of these factors slant how we react. For me, I have an eight year old boy that I often take to sporting events. So this has weighed particularly heavy on my mind.

But I reject the idea that “this is the new normal”. That’s the most consistent thing I have heard from people. “This is just the world we live in now.” I don’t buy it. I can’t buy it.

I believe people inherently want to be good. That we can change the world one person at a time to create a balanced and healthy community built on trust and respect.

Perhaps I’m too idealistic. But if you don’t believe that then what chance do we have other than to live in constant fear, trusting no one and focusing ever inward to the detriment of the community around us?