Saturday, December 15, 2012

Grief Strikes America at times of Joy

The happiness that Christmas Holidays brings year after year to hundreds of thousands of families in the world is not going to be so happy in America this year. An unfortunate incident that ended in a school shooting has put the nation in a pall of gloom. According to news reports the Connecticut school shooting took a toll of 20 children and 6 adults.

My prayers go out to the families affected by this tragedy. May god give them the strength to tide over these tough times and emerge stronger so that the nation as a whole can find ways and means that can prevent such incidents from ever happening again.

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Now of course every opponent of gun ownership will come forward and say that guns must be banned. Some people will say that students/ teachers/ visitors should be frisked before entering school/ public building premises. None of these are real solutions to the problem of shootings such as these. It is time American's looked within to find solutions.

There seems to be something wrong with how children are experiencing life in general. There appears to be a emotional disconnect between young people and suffering. There is too much comfort, too little responsibility and high stress levels. It is upon us as adults of this society to look inward and find solutions.