Mass Shooting of Children in Connecticut

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  1. We as a society are telling people time and time again that life doesn’t matter, that life isn’t worth anything. If a LIFE gets in your way, get rid of it. People have to realize that this is taking a toll on kids who eventually grow up. Plus, we are no longer letting kids be kids, we are scheduling their entire lives around events such as sports, concerts, music etc etc etc. I know a pair of kids that right now that have about 4 hours a week (outside of sleeping time) that is ‘free’ , all the other time is for doing what their parents have scheduled for them. Maybe the kids like it, maybe they don’t. BUT one thing is for sure, they sure don’t have any time to just PLAY and be a kid.

  2. I’ll never understand events like this. 600 little children in that school are forever changed for the worse. 20 have been violently and horrifically removed from life.

    Triggered? I’m devastated. Though my childhood was a mess, there was always hope when the vast majority of other kids could live in innocence and play with frivolity. I needed someone to maintain the tunnel’s light.

    I fear frivolous play will be greatly rare in Newtown for quite a while.


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