1. Sunday Afternoon says

    At the risk of sounding like I don’t approve of Silverman’s actions and the outcome of this exchange, I find these sort of stories terribly depressing.

    This is presented as a “feel-good” story and I am annoyed at the shallow treatment. This is in the same category as the occasional “someone left a huge tip” story. Some lucky not terribly well-off person happens, for some reason, to catch the attention of someone more fortunate and we’re supposed to feel good about it. What about all the other not terribly well-off people who didn’t catch some benefactor’s attention?

    That’s where we as a whole should come in -- we collectively can be generous to those less fortunate. That would be a real “feel-good” story.

  2. Mano Singham says

    Sunday Afternoon,

    I think the point is not that one person got helped but that not responding in kind to insults can be produce better results.

  3. Sunday Afternoon says


    Thanks for the reply -- I’ve obviously got my grouching hat on this morning…


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