I have tried to stop reading the comments in on-line news, and stopped reading many blogs, because of the relentless hate and ignorance. I am compiling a new list of inspiring blogs (see the sidebar) to reassure myself that there are those working for peace and beauty.

Then I came across this quote from John Amos Comenius (1592–1670), which at least demonstrates that people have not gotten worse, even if they have not improved.

We are all citizens of one world, we are all of one blood. To hate a man because he was born in another country, because he speaks a different language, or because he takes a different view on this subject or that, is a great folly. Desist, I implore you, for we are all equally human…. Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity.