22 Apr It takes a tragedy
I just returned from Marquette University where I was teaching a public speaking class for some electeds and women running for office.Â On the campus that I almost attended, I was astounded by the friendliness of the humans I encountered.
I asked 6 separate students the cause of this warmth on their campus.
Six.Â Separate.Â Individuals.
I received the same answer.
I noticed this too.Â After the 1989 earthquake we in San Francisco were so nice to each other.Â Folks had to carry Kleenex around November 1, 1989 as they came to a 4-way stop with pedestrians in San Francisco, everyone waved the other person to go in front of them….Â It was inspiring.
Standing at one of these stops, I watched a homeless man take the money he was given by a passing vehicle, purchase a cup of coffee and hand it to a police officer directing traffic.Â wow.
Sad and warm at the same time.