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Going from ho-hum to action

March 26, 2009

Re "Fear is getting students down in Highland Park," Column, March 22

How sad to read about the recent uptick in violence near Monte Vista Elementary School. However, what disturbs me most is not merely the tragedy of these events but my own ho-hum attitude about it all. Have I become one of the apathetic and fear-driven "me first" citizens who, by negligence, contribute to the decline of our city? Where is the collective will to truly care?

It starts with me breaking through the numbness to a place of compassionate action. It is up to us to change society.

Tony Forkush

Los Feliz

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