"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." - Albert Einstein.
If we are ever to rise above the evil that spawned the shootings in Connecticut, we must change our perspective as a society. Teach intolerance and hatred follows. Destroy creativity and you create a mindless mass ripe for destruction. When you teach consumerism, you create competition rather than cooperation. When you ignore an issue, it doesn't go away. It gets worse. Just for today, I challenge you to really pay attention to what's going on around you. Notice the social and political posturing that removes humanity from society, then do something to change it. You can start with a simple, small kind gesture. Hold the door for someone, give a compliment to a stranger. Help a neighbor. Try seeing the world through someone else's eyes. The rewards will surprise you.