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This World

This world, it's a world I don't really want to live in. A world where we have to worry about being shot in a mass murder at a concert, or restaurant, or movie theater or school. A world where doing everyday activities could lead to death.

I know taht's the truth with everything, there could always be a tragedy, there may always be a car accident, or something. But MURDER?? How is it that people are murdered when they are out to eat? Or little kids are murdered at school, or people are shot up and killed at church.

How did our world get t this point? How do we stop it? How do I raise my kid and teach her that if you do good, follow the rules, be a nice person you will have a good life. Because the truth is, with the terrorists and extremists out there that's not always true.

Sorry to be a downer, just questions runnin through my mind after the events in Paris.

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cheri wrote on November 15, 2015, 12:45 AM

I understand your predicament because sometimes I also feel that way.

marleysa wrote on November 15, 2015, 1:53 AM

You can only do your best and hope for the rest, there's nothing else you can do.

CoralLevang wrote on November 15, 2015, 2:08 AM

It may seem that the world has changed, or that people have changed, but it really isn't much different than it ever has been. We just have different technology, so we see and hear it as it comes in.
Keep teaching your little one good. She'll get it. Hugs.

Paulie wrote on November 15, 2015, 3:58 AM

Terrorist and extremist actions are awful and very disturbing. This doesn't stop me from living. I try to be optimistic, lead a good life, and trust in the Lord.

MegL wrote on November 15, 2015, 5:12 PM

It's a terrible thing that happened in Paris. The truth is you can NEVER promise that the world will be a safe place or that life will be good if you follow the rules. It doesn't work that way, unfortunately. The risk of something like that happening to you is very small but nevertheless, it is there. I think the way to overcome it is to realise that it IS a risk but one that is so small, for most people, that for most purposes it is zero. I am sorry if that does not give you much comfort but having lived in Northern Ireland for over 40 years, through all of the "Troubles", that is my experience.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 26, 2015, 6:27 PM

I have the exact same feelings you have on this issue. We do need to continue living but always be on alert .

Last Edited: December 26, 2015, 6:28 PM

AliCanary wrote on January 18, 2016, 1:17 PM

It might comfort you to know that overall, violent crime is down, as is the death rate in general, at least here in the US. These horrible things happen RARELY, which is exactly why the news jumps all over them, giving them an exaggerated feeling of importance. Don't give in to the hyped-up fear; just live your life--the odds are still very much on your side.