posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 05:02 PM
I don't know exactly why, but a memory of when I was very young came to mind recently. I guess it has to do with recent events, but I can't be
I was sitting with my father watching the news on television when a thought occurred to me and I just blurted it out. "I wish a had a gun that when
you shoot people on tv they die in real life." My father asked why. I said, "Because I could get rid of the bad guys because they always put the bad
guys on tv, not the good guys." My father asked me how I felt about that. I answered, "A little scared."
The news story was about a guy who was suspected of murdering a couple teenagers in a forest preserve not far from our house. I was convinced that
there had to be a lot of people like that because they were in the news all the time. I wondered why the news had to tell me that. I would have been
perfectly happy had I never known about that guy or the many others like him.
My parents gave me the same rules as every other kid on the block. Stay in the neighborhood, don't talk to strangers, come inside when the street
lights come on, etc. It's not like I didn't know there were dangers out there. But I didn't need it jammed in my ears all day every day. It really
made me wonder why they insisted on reporting those kinds of stories over and over again. It obviously didn't change anything.
Even as a young child I think I had the idea that TPTB wanted to make sure I was at least a little bit afraid all the time.
So, that was my observation through the eyes of innocence. What was yours?
edit on 8-10-2017 by Vroomfondel because: (no reason given)