Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 12/3/12

It's hard to know exactly how the Kansas City Chiefs players should have felt after the bizarre murder-suicide by teammate Jovan Belcher.  But it might be even harder to put it into words. Somehow, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn took a few moments after the teams victory Sunday to try and put the whole thing into perspective and did a superb job in his heartfelt press conference. His simple message during this surreal and difficult situation — be more attentive to the people who are sitting in the room with you more than interacting with the ones that aren't. "When you ask someone how they are doing, do you really mean it?" he asked.  "When you answer someone back how are you doing, are you really telling the truth? "We live in a society of social networks ... and that's fine, but we have contact with our work associates, our family, our friends, and it seems like half the time we are preoccupied with our phone and other things going on instead of the actual relationships that we have right in front of us." Words to live for in a time of expanding Twitter,  Facebook and other Internet relationships. Would a sensitive hand have prevented the Belcher tragedy?  Who knows.  But Quinn's profound words remind us that relationships are based on more than how many "followers' you have.

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