Monday, December 17, 2012
High time for a change
To the next nobody who hopes to become a somebody by opening fire on the innocent...
One day our governments and media will grow up and act responsibly, thus no longer sensationalising unforgivable crimes.
When that day comes, your only hope of being remembered as somebody goes out the window.
When your name and picture are no longer plastered on the TV and in the press after your heinous crime, then you will simply remain a nobody.
Sad? Unfair? That's life. Once you face those realities, you can begin to become an adult. Once you do that, you can begin to take control of your life and make it what you want.
Want to make something out of your life and your name? Work tirelessly to help kids, or the sick, homeless, or anyone else instead of lashing out against those who did nothing to you.
Heroes should be celebrated & remembered, not cowards.
And to be a hero, you need to take whatever adversity contributed to the massacre you caused and stop the cycle. Nothing excuses your behaviour, but if you were abused, tormented; whatever as a kid and you stop yourself from passing that behaviour on to anyone else - then you would be a hero.
To the media, perhaps let's endlessly post the face of Connie Sullivan, a hero who hid her Newton, CT students in a closet and gave her life to save them; instead of the spineless wimp who took her life and 25 more. As the institution we rely on for information and world events, you have a responsibility to be part of the solution rather than a big part of the problem.