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August 29, 2017

Scenes from Houston

Video of an entire neighborhood, submerged by the relentless rains.

And Houston police Sergeant Steve Perez died driving to work, despite his wife warning him not to go. He went to his duty anyway -- but was trapped by floodwaters and drowned.

But amidst the catastrophe, human goodness as well:


More Houston Heroes noted by Bre Payton.


Someone once said that 10% of humanity is simply evil, and will always do the worst possible thing in any circumstance. 10% is almost wholly good, and will always do the right thing.

80%, this person said, would do the right thing or the wrong thing depending on what is socially permitted and socially encouraged. If society is generally wicked, they'll be wicked. If it's generally caring and brave, they'll be caring and brave -- if only to not look like shits.

Most of us are in that 80%, and such people can only hope that when a time of testing comes, we'll aspire to be part of that 10% and do the brave thing, the right thing, the good thing.


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