2013...it is surreal that I am writing that date as though it is normal. I suppose it is, but waaayy back when I was in elementary school we had to build a city from stuff we had in the classroom and at home (now we call it recycling, repurposing & reusing). The city was to be our vision of what life would look like in the year 2000. I don't remember any city that was made that looked like what our cities actually look like now. Most were variations of "The Jetsons" city...spaceish and robots, nothing remotely realistic!
In many ways is it very different...but not visually. It is different in the way we see people and the way we treat them. It is both good and bad...which isn't different at all. A lot of lip service is done, but so is a lot of positive work done. Ahead two feet back one is how us Earthlings progress. At least it is forward.
May we keep moving forward in helping our mentally ill so there are less tragic outcomes than what we see world wide.
May we all try to treat others kindly--even when they aren't so kind to us. Encourage higher standards for our children's behaviour...by being examples of how to do it. It isn't easy, but it is worth the effort.