The Homefront: Being civil in tough times is harder — and worth it

Ogden Standard-Examiner - 01-15

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So have said people throughout history. If you think about it, “these” have always been tough times, interspersed with fleeting moments of “good times,” followed with more tough times. It seems we’re destined to live through tough times. They’re supposed to build character in us. Provided we survive them. But the measure of our survival should be more than whether or not we make it through still breathing. Slugs breathe. We humans ought to be able to survive tough times with more than merely breathing. In the end, the true measure of our survival is how we interact with each other — how we treat one another.