The answer is kindness and compassion
It saddens me to learn of yet ANOTHER school shooting. Families are dealing with another tragedy in their homes and community and it's just another day in our world. Many of the shooters have mental health issues and others have been victime of school bullying or abuse in the home.
Is it because we have too many guns in our society?
Unfortunately, even if we banned all the guns, the perpetrator would find another way. Can we ban all the homemade bombs? No. Can we stop them from using a car? No. Can we stop someone if they are mentally ill? Probably not.
What can we do to stop the violence?
I wonder if the answer is that the students themselves can be the solution. How about stop bullying when you see it! Show kindness and compassion to the ones that are being bullied and stand up to those who are doing the bullying. Those trouble maker kids are usually acting out because they are troubled. Who knows what is going on at home or with others at school.
There are countless stories that the shooter was bullied throughout their school life and returned to the school out of vengence.
Would it make a difference if the teachers could redirect a troubled students acts of aagression by kindness and compassion instead of just punishment?
Students, do you have the power to change this?
Students, instead of rallying to ban guns, keep rallying for anti-bullying in your schools and do what YOU can to change the life of one of those trouble makers. We all bleed the same, let's stand together. Celebrate our differences and embrace those that need that smile or simple gesture of kindness.
These are just my thoughts and I realize that there are no easy answers. I welcome your comments. Each of US can do what we can to perhaps show kindness to the classmate of our children that show signs of neglect. We cannot change the world, but perhaps we can change the world for that one lonesome little girl or boy with just a little kindness and compassion.
Random acts of kindness
My prayers go out to all those touched by these acts of violence. Let US do random acts of kindness. We may never know if we instead perhaps changed the mind and intention of that troubled person and prevented another school shooting.
(Please note, I am not advocating for or against banning guns. I just think that is not the real problem to this epidemic.)