posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 08:39 PM
Very interesting thread and rant free - bravo OP!
I think its technology. TV, movies, video games, internet, celebrity, hours upon hours of HOURS spent playing games, emailing, chat groups, tv on in
the background almost EVERYWHERE we go....
Its conditioning, and we don't even realize it.
Kissing used to be taboo in the movies. Gun fights were incredibly "clean." Flip around an hour of tv, surf the web. Violence is everywhere. Sex,
drugs, rock and roll. Totally acceptable to watch the Kardashians beat the crap out of each other. Yup. Just the way to spend a normal day.....wait,
I'm a young person, not pulling the "those crazy kids!" card, but I also live on a farm in the country. I have limited hours in the day for
technology - by choice and by profession. Days spent in the fresh air, working my body and mind, problem solving for real, taking care of something
other than myself, talking with my community for advice about a tomato plant, sharing the bounty, helping a neighbor, I could go on and on and
Just the few hours I've watched of the CT shooting, and another stint on ATS (I come and go :-) - well, I'm a big ol' frazzled mess! And I'm a
grown up who can turn off and go back outside.
I guess my point is kids don't "play" anymore. They don't have responsibilities, consequences, challenges. They are shuttled to 987239874
activities a week, are surrounded by SO MUCH STUFF, spend hours and hours plugged in to something technological. And yet they are bored?
Combine all this with energy they pick up from adults all around stressing about money, work, fill in the blank....add in all the medications......add
in all the other valid ideas from this thread.....
well, its not really a surprise to me that people like all these shooters have developed their own reality of "hey, its ok to gun down a bunch of
little kids with an assault riffle because___________"
What the trigger was for this, I have no idea. But the shape of the world today....well, I'm not surprised. Saddened, but not surprised.