Wednesday, July 06, 2005

An Altruistic Call for a Senseless Tragedy

There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.
Milan Kundera, author

Steve Jobs showed much empathy for the tragic murder of 15-year-old Christopher Rose. Rose was killed when another group of kids decided to take his iPod and then stab him in the chest twice.

Upon hearing the story, according to the New York Times, Steve Jobs made a call the child’s father and offered to help in any way possible.

To me that call demonstrated a tremendous amount of class and true altruism.

1 comment:

bitchphd said...

Agreed. And the father's response, that whole "working to help teenagers like the ones who attacked his son," his statement that "we're failing these kids" (which is true), that shows some real nobility as well.

What a sad story.