If You But Observe, There Are Many Good People

There is so much tragedy in the news. The focus always seems to be on the evil or angry person.

But good people exist in numbers you would never believe just by consuming news media.

We brought 1,200 young athletes, their parents and grandparents together into a smallish park on the campus of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. There were fewer than a half-dozen obnoxious coaches. Only a few players. I saw emotions rise during a contest only to come back down to handshakes and apologies after the match.

At the end as thunder storms were washing out the finals, only a couple of teams tried to maneuver around tie breakers or manipulate facts to gamesmanship a trophy.

It is so easy to be disappointed in people. If we but look, we can see many more decent, honorable people.

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