The one positive thought that comes to my mind when I watch a disaster like this unfold is this:
There's people from all over the world - they often work for the red cross or in similar organisations - who leave their safe homes, travel half around the world and risk their own lives to help save *complete* strangers.
They don't care for politics, colour of skin or languages, and surely they don't do it to become rich or popular.
Not because they have to, but because they *choose* to.
In recent years the word "hero" has been over- and misused quite a lot, but *if* you look for heroes to inspire you in your life you might want to consider those people.