I’m not a fan of people capitalizing on a tragedy for their own means. Given the recent bombings in Boston and undoubtedly any other place and time of such atrocities, that will sadly always happen. Enough said on that.
I am, however, partial to gaining perspective at any given time. If it happens in such times, even if so briefly, then it’s better than not at all. It’s way too easy to be about yourself when there are other bigger events that happen frequently that may affect you, even if it’s not in your direct, small sphere of view. People, that are being directly affected as well as all around indirectly. All requiring the same amount of thought that you give your self or your cause or whatever causes you to act on what you do.
There is a world around as well as with you. Both should be treated with great importance. I just hope that the perspective that is gained lasts for more than the moment it might come in.