We have to be Honest with ourselves , and with our Children.<quoted text>
Yes...statistics go out the window when something has happened to us as individuals. Makes no difference if it happens 100 times per 1000 capita or 1 time per 1000 per capita if it happens to you...it makes the world seem dark and depraved.
We say the world is getting more evil...is it??? Or are we just more aware now of those things. News used to be only 30 minutes...now it is 24 hours a day...they have to fill that with something. With the advancements in technology...we now "see" these things as they happen.
The more aware that we are of what goes on around us the more that our perceptions change...we see the world differently. Not always in a bad way though...depends on what you expose yourself to.
My words are not exactly expressing my thoughts but maybe it comes down to...we see what we look for...we find find what we search for. Most days I see the world as this beautiful backdrop for life...however...a day comes when it appears to seem ugly...usually that happens when my perspective of things is "ugly".
I am not sure that there is an effective way to handle such as the events that were described. Is there a deterrence to such horrific crimes? Is there something that we can watch for...acknowledge...address in individuals that will stop it? If there is I believe that it needs to begin in childhood...before a child's problem leads to such actions. Only in the most extreme cases though would we be able to identify a troubled child.
My son went to high school with someone that a couple of years ago has been arrested and waiting trial for the horrif murder of a young woman. When he was arrested there were some in the community along with his parents that said..."oh...he could not do such a thing".
My son was not surprised when he found out...the kid was anti-social...a loner...and had several problems at school. I won't get in to why these problems were ignored...not in the mood this morning to step on toes I guess.
We have to be able to hear the Truth, and not be Blind to the Truth, even when it is our OWN child.
Some Parents just can not believe their child could EVER do such a thing, they uphold them to the very end. Then if the TRUTH does come out, that is when they see---yes their child was always different, full of anger, resentment and 'oh my God why why why.
The boy that did the Conn. school shooting, his Mother confided in several that her son went into rages and she didn't like leaving him alone. But then bought him a Gun and took him target practicing, a lot, does this make sense?---- No
It will always be someone's-- Son/daughter.