I was trying to decide what topic I wanted to blog about next. I had plans to talk specifically about the man who killed his wife and child, then himself. I heard about it on the news a day or two ago. But when I started to look for more information on the Internet, I was bombarded by news headlines about a billion other horrible crimes. It just pissed me off and really made me want to talk about the whole mess of the world in general.
First, about this man who killed his wife and child. He had Parkinsons and although they had a nice home and seemed to be a happy family, they apparantly were having financial problems. Now, whether or not the wife was in on this or not… I just want to say… that is so selfish. He killed his 9 year old son. I’m sorry, but just because you created your child, you do not have the right to just murder him when YOU don’t want to deal with the world and your problems anymore. The least you could do is kill yourself and leave them alive. I know that sounds horrible, but it’s much less selfish then taking the lives of everyone around you. Although they would be traumatized, at least they could move on and hopefully have a happy life later on.
I came across headlines about a fiance who brutally beat his fiancee just before their wedding. Another about a step father who beat his 2 year old to death. Then there is the guy who went on the rampage at Fort Hood shooting everyone around him. Not to mention I heard on the news about a poor elderly woman walking in her senior community that was stabbed and killed. Not too long before that I heard about some guy who was caring for an elderly woman, raped and murdered her.
I am not a violent person and I certainly wouldn’t want to stoop to their level, but this stuff really envokes feelings of vengeance. NO PLACE IS SAFE anymore. Not even in the best neighborhoods. Hell, not even in your own home some times. Now days you have to worry about whether or not your significant other lost their job and is going to come home and kill you because they think you are both better off dead. Or if your teenager is going to freak out, decide their tired of all the antidepressant medication and your authority and kill you. Or if they will just kill themselves. Or if they will go to the school and shoot everyone in their classroom. Or if the seemingly normal guy down the street is going to go whacko and kill your pets.
I just don’t understand it. I don’t understand how people have no value for life and happiness anymore. You know, if I lost everything I have… my money, my home, and even the people I love… yes, I would be horribly depressed and feel helpless. But the one thing I would not feel… is that life is not worth living anymore. I certainly would not feel like my depression or anger would give me the right to hurt someone else. Even if you lose everything that means anything to you… it is NOT the end of the world. It does not have to be the end of your life. Time heals wounds if you get up and brush yourself off and move on. Sure, it’s hard for a long time, but things can get better if you make it happen. People just let the sadness and anger take over their lives. It really is a waste too. I cherish even the simplest things. If the sun is shining and there is a warm breeze… then I am happy to be experiencing it. I would accept losing everything important to me and that warm sunny day… over death… any time. Why? Because I know that things will not be bad forever if I don’t let them.