Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’

The Golden Rule (Applied To Gold And Other Personal Treasure)

When disaster strikes it can bring out the best and worst we humans have to offer. Recently, we caught wind of some more of the former.

The Japanese tsunami swallowed homes, cars and countless other possessions for many affected victims. Worse still, in a culture where cash is often king, the disaster left family fortunes kept in household safes lost and buried under tons of rubble.

And now the good news: Thus far, close to $100 million has been returned!

In the months since the March earthquake and tsunami people have turned in thousands of wallets, purses and yes, even safes. Cash money, antiques, jewelry, all sorts of sundry valuables and straight gold bullion have all been reunited with their rightful owners. At one point, the rate of safe-return was so high that police ran out of space for them.

Good news for the golden rule.

Double-Down: Compassionate Canines

The more I know about people, the better I like my dog.” – Mark Twain

In light of recent world events, some of you might be developing some un-Goodosphere-like attitudes about your fellow man or at least a few of them. But do not despair! We need only look to man’s best friends for a shining example of how to treat each other.

This Japanese video is making headlines worldwide. It shows a camera crew stumbling upon a frantic pooch amidst the destruction in the Arahama area of Japan. As it turned out, the lovable mutt had been faithfully watching over another dog- presumably a chum- who’d been injured in the disaster.

If the loyalty and compassion dogs are capable of was in doubt- here’s another testament to it from deep in the Goodo-archives:

Looks like good ol’ Mark (or Sam) had it right a 100 years ago.