reply to post by SheopleNation
I was in nursing many decades ago in a inner city hospital.
Saw death up close and personal many times............but always in a nice sterile clean civilized hospital setting.
Cannot imagine the horrors of seeing huge numbers of fellow humans and animals simply wiped away like dust in the wind.
Give him/her (probably a him) time and experience.
Ya know, maybe signing up as a hospital CNA wouldn't be a bad idea..............that's how I started and was assigned ER and morgue duty
Something eerie about putting a body your age, your size in a drawer and closing the drawer.......back then we didn't just roll em on a gurney into
one large frig, each person, body, had their own drawer you had to pull out and place the body into. There also were no black body bags, back then
you simply cleaned up the waste a human body expels upon death and wrap them in a white sheet and roll them to the morgue.
And this was again a clean, civilized, quiet hospital setting.
I had a couple gun shots, a couple stabbings (mega blood)................a couple children.
It was when I had a four year old girl die on me that I quit. Could not take the emotional hurt of losing such a sweet little one.
She would be 42 next month had she lived.
Never got over that and she had a peaceful death.
Again, with death - there is no reset button.
I am reminded of those helicopter pilots that Bradley Manning turned in, the young kids in the military that were raised on video shoot em up
games...................no empathy and that is scary.
We are raising a whole generation of zombies.
No heart, no emotions, no charity.............not all, most kids are decent but enough of them that makes one wonder where humanity is headed.
If this kid reads this.........put down the Xbox and start reading. Exercise your gray matter vs your fingers.
Get out in the world and make it better for you having been here not worse.
And please don't wish for death and destruction...................there is enough already.
edit on 18-1-2012 by ofhumandescent because: (no