This week’s comment was posted on Sue Klebold’s talk, “My son was a Columbine shooter. This is my story.” Many times, a comment section represents the worst of our collective thoughts, but in this instance, on this platform, there is so much compassion. I was impressed with the level of respect and understanding shown to Sue by our entire community, but Heidi’s comment stands out because of her personal experience with the Columbine shooting.
Heidi’s sentiments are mirrored in her community members’ comments, but her proximity to the shooting adds a specific weight to her words. As an outsider, it’s comforting to read Heidi’s comments and, if the upvotes are any indication, I’d imagine I’m not the only person who feels this way.
Sue’s bravery in both her talk and advocacy work is so important, and I hope the comments from the TED.com community can stand to show just how impactful it is too.
Here’s to another week of powerful community interactions!