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Virginia Tech: Horror and Hopefully Peace!
Submitted By Anonymous
Like every parent with kids away at college, I am numb by the horror that families and friends of todayís victims face as they learn their babies they believed were safe in a campus environment, were among the 33 that died today at Virginia Tech. Why was it their child who perished among the thousands who attend the school and how could someone do this?
Overseas, we know young people are being brain washed at young ages to believe their suicide has merit in heaven if they take other lives with them. This is, of course, evil at its worst! However, we donít teach this in the U.S. but things like this still happen.
I wonder if we as parents, our kids, and family members have become so self-centered and high tech that we are failing more and more to recognize when someone is in such distress, they could actually kill a school full of helpless young people and take their own life.
I donít know what was going on in that manís world before he made the decision to kill, but because of today, when I ask the people I know how they are doing, I am really going to try to pay attention to their answer and take more time to see how they really feel...to care more.
As we become more high tech, maybe we are becoming lonelier and isolated because of less human interaction. I donít know the answer but computers cannot feel.
As for the families of the victims, and all people whose lives are cut short as a result of violence, I believe the only way the families can find peace from the sudden and terrible loss of their children, is for them, and for all of us, to take part in helping prevent this happening again. And, any effort we put forth, brings meaning to our loved ones existence; no matter how short.
The living have the power to make the lives of the dead meaningful and their own lives peaceful again.
My prayers go out to the families of the Virgina Tech victims who died and who are hospitalized today.
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