We’ve been re-watching CSI from the beginning recently and tonight I was struck by one of the lines that Gil Grissom says at the end of the episode “Unfriendly Skies” (S1, ep 9):
"If just one person had stopped and taken the time to look at the guy, to listen to him, to figure out what was wrong with him, it might not have happened. It took five people to kill him; it would’ve only taken one person to save his life."
Made me think. If we all did this every day, how much better would the world be? It’s so easy to judge others; I do it every day, same as anyone else. Perhaps we should all take a minute to just think about what others are going through in their lives, how it might affect them and make them act, then change our behaviour accordingly and see what a difference it makes.