Easy perhaps to think that it is ‘us’ and ‘them’.
That what happened was to them and not us. That it was fortunate it wasn’t us and horrific it was them. That it wasn’t us involved but them.
The reality of course isn’t that it was ‘us’ and ‘them’ but ‘we’. Just because there isn’t a physical connection doesn’t mean there is no connection.
‘Us and them’ breeds a perspective that is divisive as well as inaccurate.
However, the perspective that comes from ‘we’ is of strength, connection and belonging.
Not just a thought for a deplorable incident but one for every day life and interactions.