Is anyone else fed up?
What is wrong with people these days? Parents killing their children, Children killing parents, Children killing children, why all the killing? Has it always been like this or is it getting worse? I sometimes think that we may just hear about it more now because of the media but then I think back to my childhood and realize that it wasn’t this bad back then. Perhaps it is that there are just more people, or maybe it is the media itself causing all this killing. I just don’t know.
Why do people think that killing is the answer? I just watched a news clip and this child was showing no remorse at all when talking about how he stabbed someone to death. He looked normal. The other morning I caught a short piece of a hunting show. This guy was hunting deer and got so excited when he killed a big one. I used to hunt just for food and really never liked the idea of killing anything. This person was shouting and carrying on like he won a prize or something. Then he ran off and picked up the bloody head and was so proud of what he had done. Way to go guy, you killed a living creature.
The other night I saw on the news where a mother tossed one of her kids in a raging river and then jumped in carrying her other child and all three of them died. I have no problem with someone killing themselves. Don’t get me wrong, I think it is sad but what I really hate is when they want to take others with them. This leads me to believe that the media is responsible for all this killing. It seems like these people are not just trying to kill themselves, they are trying to make a statement. They want to go out being famous. Would they still kill others if there was no TV or radio our would they just kill themselves?
It must have something to do with a lack of self esteem. Or maybe it’s the need for attention. But why does everyone feel that they need attention. Have they ever done anything that deserved attention? Maybe that is the root of the problem. People somehow feel that they are deserving of something without having to work for it. My brother is one of those people. He thinks that he deserves what other people have just because. He always wants to be the big man on campus but doesn’t do anything to deserve it.
They say that all these killers displayed a pattern. Looking back, they say that their actions should have been and indicator of things to come. The truth is that it is easy to pick out these indicators after the fact. If we lock up everyone that is displaying strange behavior, there wouldn’t be many people left. We just don’t know which ones are going to crack and which ones will cope. The real truth is no one cares until they do snap. I have told bosses that I thought someone’s actions were suspicious but they just laughed and said I was crazy. So what can you do? The only thing we can do is live our life the best way we can and hope and pray that we are not one of the ones caught up in one of these horrible incidents. I keep praying for the killing to stop but that is all I can do.
So today, take a moment to remember those who lost their lives at Virginia Tech, and pray for the ones that were left behind. It is hard to believe it has been a year already.
Have a Blessed day,