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General News · 26th October 2014
Dan Pippin
What so we value? Is it the teacher who educates our children, the nurse who cares for the sick and dying, the farmer who works for before dawn until late into the night to feed us, the paramedic who has to tell someone that a loved one is deceased and then has to hold her own grief inside until later, the firefighter who crawls through thick smoke at 3 am searching for a child trapped in her burning home, the police officer who steps between us and danger at great personal risk to himself, the unarmed soldier proudly guarding the war memorial only to be shot in the back by a coward, the war veteran wounded in body and mind? There are many more, and from time to time we do honour them, but in our everyday world, who do we honour? Sports stars, software billionaires, movie stars, and hedge fund managers. We honour money and fame, not courage, honour and sacrifice in our everyday world What does that say about us as a society?