Never Too Big – #1000Speak

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It doesn’t matter how big you are. No matter if your day was bad or stellar. No matter how late it is and how hard you worked. If you see someone in trouble, you reach out a hand to help, even if the person brought the trouble on themselves.

Vince Wilfork was on his way home from work. ‘Work’ of course was helping his team clinch a spot in the Super Bowl. The car in front of him flipped over so he got out and helped. I first read it here on the BBC. Since this is in many ways local news for Boston and neither ‘B’ in ‘BBC’ stands for ‘Boston’, here is a Boston Globe article about it.

It is our responsibility as humans to reach out and help. We are all brothers and sisters. We need to show compassion.  Compassion helps bind the world together, makes a group of people a civilization.

In today’s world we read about villages being wiped out by militants and school children murdered in cold blood. Journalists are shot down as animals. There are people who think the answers to life’s questions lies in violence. There are others who feel if someone is down it is their own fault. They seem to say, “If your kids are hungry, get a job. If you have a job, get a better job. If you can’t get a better job, there’s something wrong with you and it’s best to let your kids starve to death to take them out of the gene pool.”

Every day the news is filled with tales of hate and heartlessness. We hear about greed and violence. Isn’t it about time to read about better things? Let’s have a discussion about the good side of human life.

If you’re a blogger please join us on February 20, 2015 for the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. I don’t know if there is a central blog page yet, but the idea was born on this post. You can sign up on Facebook here.

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Image of Vince Wilfork from Patriots web site.

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21 thoughts on “Never Too Big – #1000Speak

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  3. trentpmcd Post author

    In one of the articles I read, most likely the Globe one, all of his fellow players said things like “That’s him, we’d be surprised if he didn’t help”. He seems like a very good man and more than makes up for Hernandez. I live in NH so, although I don’t follow football too much, I do follow the Pats and it’s great they have people on the team like Mr. Wilfork.

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  4. saraletourneau

    I live in the Boston area, Trent, so I remember hearing about this story when the news broke. And I loved it. Vince is just the type of person who would do that for others. He’s also involved in a few charities, including the local Toys For Tots chapter. Makes me proud to be a Pats fan. But it also serves as a reminder that we should remember to help other people, no matter the place, time of day, etc. Thanks for sharing!

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          What grammar problem? ;) I just changed the original to say , “It is our responsibility as humans to reach out and help.” I think that has a better flow anyway.

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          1. yprior1

            yes, did not need to be plural – but I must say that even though I write a lot and do help students with editing and revising – I do not always know all the grammar rules and I do not always know “why” something is wrong – and even though texting and blogging have a lot more leeway – we still want decent flow – and I like how you wanted to fix it :)

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