We Can’t Wish Away Violence

We live in the society we have, not the society we imagine…

Robyn BarbaryBeing a good role model means teaching people how to live in the world as it exists – not as we wish or hope it could be.

An article by Robyn Barberry in response to the Maryland school shooting last month sparked today’s post.  She seems to be a reasonable person who wants to do the right thing, but the concept of preparing herself to do it is just out side of her grasp – which I think is the case with many Americans today.

“Above all, we want to be prepared for events like this.  But, how could Perry Hall’s teachers, students, and parents anticipate a shooting halfway through the first day of school?  How can you look for warning signs on the day you’re just learning each other’s names?”

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