Great Power must come with Great Responsibility

Very little changes in years that pass…

Humbling and Humility

Wisdom from life experiences, from Marvel's Wisdom from life experiences, from Voltaire, in Marvel’s “Spiderman” (source: web,

The power, of life and death, granted to our community protectors, must come with training, alike parental responsibility, where compassion governs force.

Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Eric Garner. Walter Scott. Freddie Gray. How many more children of our society must die before our parental instincts wake up? How many more families, and lives, must be destroyed before we recognize the brutality institutionalized, the grievous injuries inflicted?

Yes, this topic twists my heart. I have first hand experience of excessive force by police, of egregious rush to judgment, of vindictive prosecution that brushes all human considerations aside. It hurt me. But even more, it continues to hurt my children.

And while I, and others like me, may work to salvage the lives of our children, society as a whole fragments. Mistrust fills minds. The sight of figures of authority…

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About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is an Indian-American author. He trained and worked as an engineer in India, lived briefly in the Middle East, and arrived in America in the early 90's. After a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in America, he worked as an academic instructor, engineer, entrepreneur, and technical writer over the two decades since. Humbling and Humility ( is his first mainstream nonfiction. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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