What a woman! What a person! She got off a safe bus, ran to an injured man whom she realized was obviously dead, checked him to be sure. Then talked to his killers in a calm voice as one terrorist held a gun and a knife, the other a knife or clever.
My hat is off to this lady. In a culture where we do not want to get involved, this lady is a breath of fresh air, did she get involved? YES she did and heroically so.
I have read comments from around the world. some say she is brave many say she was crazy, crazy because they, like most of us, would have stayed on the bus.
Well for what ever reason, in my eyes that lady is VERY BRAVE. She has my admiration, that is for sure.
Now, my question is ‘How important are you?’ My dad had a simple answer to that for me. I once said , ‘Dad, you are one of the best men in the world. I have never seen anyone who could inspire people to reach and achieve, as you can.’ My Dad could inspire people.
My dad was an honored man within his city, state and church. To explain his philosophy once, he said, “Son, if you ever think you are important. Fill a bucket of water. Then put your hand in it for a minute until it settles. Then take it out. The bucket is the world, the water is life or humanity. Did your being in the bucket make a noticeable difference?”
“Such is life, while here you mingle and feel the world, but when you are gone? The World will continue on, as if you or I were never here. Sure the family and some friends will think of you fondly, but the world as a whole will never know you existed. For that notoriety you must be a president, king, or an Einstein.”
My dad, born in 1903, had a 3rd grade education. He worked to educate himself when he realized education was important. I have known and worked with many men who held doctorates, but none I have known, had the ability nor knew what my dad did.
Ingrid, will be remembered, but not as long as the men and the cause they so zealously ascribed to.
I hope to God, that we have Americans who will stand as Ingrid did as these acts of terror visit our shores, here in the USA.
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In my heart I wish someone with a weapon had killed these men as they attacked an unarmed honorable soldier. One who thought he was safe in his own country and doing his duty he saw it.
Speaking of the UK, 1952 Bentley