To my daughters, a bad day simply means "time out" and a meal without dessert. Bad guys look like Darth Vader and the Joker and they don't know about Adam Lanza or Timothy McVeigh. I fear those conversations are coming one day soon.
An inclusiveness of mourning Chinese citizens and the students who flock to these shores would not only bolster faith in U.S. institutions and society, but also remind Americans our tragedies are no longer confined within our borders.
Watching the events of this past week has been the most brutal reminder imaginable that not everyone in the world shows up to offer support. Some twisted monsters come simply to destroy, and sadly as a society we can never forget that.