I have come to feel over the years that we are de-sensitised to how violent sometimes living is because of how the new media consistently focuses on negativity. everyday we are assaulted by the same stories of violence, corruption, inequality. Yet I was surprised to see how much I was affected by a murder that took place a few days ago. The murderer had a history of mental illness, but what really got me was that he went to the same high school I did and was part of the my graduating class. Its been on my mind and I have talked to my friends about it and it really added a weight to the last day or two.
I didn’t know what to say or do. I remember seeing him in the lunch room sitting by himself. Many of us felt he was weird and strange feeling about him. He wasn’t in any of my classes so if and when I saw him was in passing. I was talking to one of my friends about it who is about to be a new father in Sept. We both had no words for it. When we talked we said and asked the following questions
- Murder is wrong and it is a horrible tragedy
- We cant believe this kid was capable of doing something like that
- How much do we all know ourselves really ? What causes someone to snap ?
I’ve been just really shaken up by this event and I dont know why. There is nothing to make sense of I didn’t know the kid and the victim etc. I’m just really in some way a bit messed up.
I just thought from the normal crap I put out it be nice to put something real out