The world is going to hell in a handbasket...or is it?
The shooting this morning in Colorado really made me think, just how safe are we and what is the state of the world we live in. We may soon see the day where there are metal detectors, security checkpoints and armed guards at just about every place we frequent, from the grocery store to the movie theater. There may even come a point where we need to wear a bulletproof vest just to leave the house. Am I overreacting, possibly, who knows...but one thing I do know for sure is something has to be done.
First of, we need to have harsher penalties in this country when it comes to crimes of this magnitude. Letting this guy sit in prison for years to come is no way for this story to end, he needs to suffer just as much as the families of this horrible tragedy have. I am not normally an "eye for an eye" kind of person, but in a situation like this, we don't really need to waste time with this screwball letting him stay alive and occupy a cell.
We need to just start banning people all together...from earth that is! Forget prison, everytime somebody does something stupid just shoot them into space...this will help keep our space program alive and our population somewhat smarter...win, win if you ask me. In all seriousness though, what is one to do, should we stay barricaded in our houses peeking out through the blinds watching the world go by, or just continue with life as usual?
I'm not saying we should just pretend this didn't happen, and do nothing to rectify the situation, but we can't stop living. We need to continue the path we as individuals are on, and make our lives count for something more than just a blip on the radar of life. What happened today is very unfortunate to say the least, but there is still a lot of good left in this world...and we can't let the devil keep us down.
I know we are all shocked and confused by why things like this happen, that goes without saying, but you can't let the actions of a few dictate how you live your life. Be the example of what a good heart is, make a difference in this world on a positive note, remind people that everyone is not evil.