The Good Outnumber You, and Always Will

The Good Outnumber You, and Always WillI like Patton Oswalt. Always have. But this morning, after reading his response to the tragedy in Boston, I love him.

The vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak.

...So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."

I believe that with all my heart. Love will drown out the hate. The story of humanity is one of continual progress towards freedom and equality. It is not without potholes and pitfalls, but the road continues upwards, ever upwards.

Hug someone today. Be nice to a stranger. Don't jump to conclusions about others. Give blood. Give to the Red Cross. And send a thought or a prayer in the direction of Boston, and all those directly affected by the bombing yesterday.