" If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience," George Bernard Shaw.
The Jerry Sandusky scandal is over in my mind. The terror of Happy Valley is officially spending his remaining years of life behind bars. While I could not express the grief and torment the victim have to live with, I hope that this provides some sort of closure for them. People have said they hope they never hear his name spoke ever again, but that is wrong. For the rest of the world, we must never forget these horrific string of events and continue to always to be vigilante. This problem was further escalated because men of power did not do the right thing, at the right time. They were scared and fearful of opening the can of worms that would ensue. Mr. Sandusky and those who aided his terror should be the examples for years to come of what NOT to do. As adults, we should work to be the antithesis of the man who Mr. Sandusky. You can't change the world until you put your best foot forward. That is my definition of Character: doing the right thing even when it may be against the grain.
Everyday I get on the train, I read and hear the same message "If you see something, say something." This not only goes for terrorism, it goes for abusive actions of one against the other. Stand up for what is right and fear not the consequences that follow. Look out for those who cannot help themselves, whether it is a helpless spouse or a child of abuse, at the end of the day it is all the same.
While I cannot speak for Ryan, I am positive he agrees with the statement above. I am sure he would go to the end of the Earth to ensure his wife and child's safety (Nathan's too) because I know he is a man of great character brought up by people of great character. I pray for the safety of all those abused (past, present, and future) and will never put a man or institution on a pedestal so high that they are incapable of abusing the helpless.
So let us prove the great George Bernard Shaw wrong and show we are capable of learning from history's experiences.