Letters to the Editor

Editors help us with perspective

To the Editor:

Newspaper editors and owners have an important role in our local communities and for us readers.

Facts must be accurate. Good reporters help us pull it together as factually as can be said. Biases should be expressed separately in opinion statements.

As editors, it’s a big job to ensure that news need is fairly expressed. But what about social media? One thing I’ve noticed is there apparently is less parental civic training for youth these days — parents seem to be too involved with professional activities (or selfishly gaining all the income in any way possible). If only we would think about how to help the world in our little ways instead of gathering everything just for ourselves ... and caring for neighbors, wouldn’t it be more helpful for the world’s peace?

I really got a better understanding of other cultures, like Chinese, in my three months there, or Costa Ricans in several class trips there, and learned that we have much in common with those in other countries. And closer home, how some amongst us are struggling to live. This helps me understand how privileged I’ve been since I was born and living nearly all my life here in Western North Carolina.

And it is the good editors that help us stay together instead of warring as some seem to think is the life to be lived. You help us keep a balance.

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J. Dan Pittillo



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