A well thought out article that many won’t like (as the title says) because it requires work on all of our parts b
There’s a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Won’t Like It.
That’s right. You’re not going to like it because it’s going to require you to do something personally, as opposed to shouting for the government, or anyone to “do something!”
You ready? Here it is:
“Notice those around you who seem isolated, and engage them.”
If every one of us did this we’d have a culture that was deeply committed to ensuring no one was left lonely. And make no mistake, as I’ve written before loneliness is what causes these shooters to lash out. People with solid connections to other people don’t indiscriminately fire guns at strangers.
I know what you’re thinking. That’s never going to work because no one is going to make the effort to connect with the strange kid sitting by himself at lunch each day. No one is going to reach out to…
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It’s absolutely true–if we taught our kids to care about Everyone, not just the popular crowd, and the ones who like us, who think/talk/laugh/eat/act like us, the alienation issue would be profoundly decreased–and thus the violence. Very well done–and this is something I can pray about. God bless you.
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