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Keeping things in perspective

I don't want to belittle the emotions of the family and friends of the victims in the Virginia Tech abomination, because it's a horrific event and it should remind us again how random life sometimes is. If I prayed (or believed in God) I would pray for those people.

I would like to know, however, how many young ladies were raped on campuses around the country in the, let's say, a week before the massacre. My guess is that it's far greater than 32. And the emotional scars are as deep as these will be.

This kind of thing happens so infrequently, yet when it does, people go nuts about how to change the culture on school campuses (usually this happens at a K-12 school, but we can now lump colleges in with it). It's like an airplane crash. People freak out about airplane crashes but don't care about the many more thousands who die each year in car accidents.

This is a huge tragedy, don't get me wrong. I can't imagine losing a child, especially in such a random situation as this. But it is something that needs to be considered in perspective, especially with the bigger problems facing young people today.

Just a thought.

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Blogger Belladonna said...

Hi Greg;

I've been thinking about this post a lot - it brought up more questions than answers for me. I am carrying the discussion on further over at Mind-Muffins and have linked back here to get people to read this. I think you bring up some important issues.

18/4/07 5:51 AM  
Blogger Roxy said...

It is terrible and tragic and horrifying and I'm sick for those parents, friends, families, and the students and I agree with your post, Greg. I am watching the media circus tear apart every detail and formulate opinions on a "mind of a killer" (when they truly know nothing) and it is wrong because if we just focus on media and publicity, no solutions are actually implemented. And this is the case all the time.

19/4/07 7:55 AM  

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