posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 10:20 PM
Definitely doesn't hurt to learn self defense.
In my 31 years of life (I'm still young) I have yet to be mugged, and I lived in New York for some of that time. The world is not as bad as the
media wants you to believe. That's not to say there aren't crazy things happening, and psychos out there, but I had to cut the news off today.
Here is the little girl who is on the news because she was killed by a sexual predator. Completely terrible occurance, but I cann't sit there and
listen to the news play it over and over, creating the illusion that sexual predators are everywhere. Watching bad events over and over and over
brings us no closer to a resolution of the problem, it just brings our image of the world down.
The media is everywhere that some notable occurance happens, they are there to shove it in our face over and over and over.
Folks, no matter what happens in life, we've got to pick up the pieces and live again. It's hard sometimes but we persist. (Rocky IV is on tv,
gets you into fight for life mode) Don't stop living life. Cut the news off, throw down the newspaper and go out into the world for a change. The
truth is, we know bad things happen, every day. But remember that there are also good things happening as well. Babies are born, the kids land a
good job, you find the love of your life, etc.