Thursday, January 24, 2013
when we (my siblings and i) were young, and we had some differences with each other, we'd turn to our parents to settle the matter.
they were never able to deal with our issues and soon ended up in WWIII with each other. so nothing ever got resolved, years and years of bickering over the same ol' same ol'.
now this may seem a bit of a jump, but when i hear about all these school shootings, one characteristic jumps out at me every time. some poor lonesome boy who suffered a lot of bullying and criticism got his hands on a gun and went berserk. what's his message? he feels so small and innocent, and at one point his limits are breached. so he's going to take himself down... and others like him (in his eyes). now that's revenge on this mean old planet.
and what do we do about it? get all in a tizzy over the same ol' same ol', which we somehow can't seem to resolve, but basically has nothing to do with the real issues. just like my parents-- and probably millions of others.
can't we stop bullying? and putting so much pressure on our kids to 'be perfect'? never going to happen, because there is no such thing as 'perfect'. plus: when are we going to open our eyes to what's going on around us, and our hearts to each other? our society has really gone awry.
as for gun control, i have never heard such ### argumentation in favor of our 'second amendment rights' and our 'freedom'. read the wording carefully, and try to imagine the spirit they were written in! 1776 is never coming back.
want to feel safe when sending your kids to school? one possibility would be to leave the country!