Monday, September 12, 2011

This Just Occurred to Me.

Was just listening to Terry Gross interview reporter Richard Engel on her radio show,"Fresh Air". During the interview they played a clip from an Engel report from Afghanistan in which a young soldier breaks down and shows his grief at the death of a friend. It is at 2:30 in the video version of Engel's original report, below.

As I was listening to the Sergeant apologize, it occurred to me that we often hear people apologize for becoming overcome with sadness in public, but never hear apologies from people publicly overcome by hate and anger.
I'd never noticed that before, and it seems noteworthy.