Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kids Are Watching

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kids Are Watching

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Following Monday night's brutal football game, a group of Steelers and at least one Cincinnati player knelt together. They were presumably praying for players who had been injured in the hard-fought game. The moment went beyond sports rivalry and the bitterness that the teams harbor toward each other. It was a transcendent moment.

I yearn for other transcendent moments, experiences and attitudes. In today's society and political climate, are they possible?

Would it be possible for elected officials to come to believe that there are issues more important than winning the next election or promoting their political agendas? (Is winning elections more important than electing people of character?)

Would it be possible for all of those in power to use it for good, not for self-promotion and the exploitation of others?

I long to see a time when children, whom we instruct to be kind to each other, would not see adults relating to each other in ugly ways. …

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