Those of us who are older and more senior do not understand what is happening and we ask why? When we grew up, we might have been depressed, physically abused (beating allowed then), lonely, and all kinds of negative stuff. We did not get a gun (couldn’t and wouldn’t) and go out to kill someone. We did not drink or do drugs (weren’t around). Our parents were not perfect and we dealt with it the best way we could.
When I look at what is available to these young people, I see everything we did not have available to us, i.e. alcohol, drugs, guns, freedom to do whatever they want, violent video games, personal phones, etc. Have we given so much to our young people that we have made them miserable enough to kill? Every parent wants to give its children everything and to make life easier for them. But isn’t the whole purpose of raising children to teach them survival in life? Have we not taken away that training and given them nothing to prepare for what will be dealt them in their upcoming lives?
In our efforts to GIVE, we have actually taken survival skills away from them. And at some point, we cannot help them any longer and they are on their own. Without survival skills they founder and many times kill others and themselves. How sad is this?