It was around this time of year in 2007 when The Washington Post organized a grand social experiment—one definitely worth revisiting. See what happens in the 3-minute video below.
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Part of the decision to become a parent involves responsibly weighing whether the world is a place you want to bring children into. I’m generally an optimist, and I’ve always believed, to put it simply, that there is more good in the world than bad. That’s what my husband and I teach our kids.
Yet a recent event has absolutely made me question that faith—an event that the whole world is talking about, but we’ll address here too, if only because of the absence of awareness and compassion it reveals. Little Wang Yue (affectionately called “Yueyue” by her parents) has died. Almost a week ago, the two-year-old was callously run over by two different vehicles and ignored for an agonizing seven minutes by passersby (as many as 18, according to some reports) before someone stopped to help her.Read more »
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