I filled two pages with what I thought I should write about the events in Paris last week (note - the extremist attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices), but really it all boils down to this.
Hatred, fear, absolution, volition, belief, seriousness and, most of all, the capacity to be offended - it all disappears if you sit next to a fire with a dog.
Stop being angry. Stop being afraid. Start laughing. If you can't, you're lost. And if you're lost, find a dog.