Another school shooting, huh? Can’t wait to see all the comments about how We need to spank our kids, or not be so easy on them, or Teach them Respect and all that. How we need to crack down.
Having been through school, and not having been one of the “normal” kids, and having a kid who has been through school as not a “normal” kid as well, maybe what we should be doing is teaching the REST of the kids out there that the kids who aren’t just like them, are actually OK.
Think about it, for real. Don’t you remember how badly those “other” kids were treated in school? Be honest. You might have been one, and know it. You might have been the asshole who make their lives hell – you certainly know it. You might have been just an innocent bystander who just didn’t know what, if anything, should be done about it. But the point is – we all know how shitty it was for kids who didn’t fit in.
And like all the anti-bullying ads are saying, in too many words, Stop your kids from being assholes! It’s pretty simple.
I’m not saying that this is going to prevent all of the school shootings, all of the mall shootings, all of the problems in the world…but it sure as hell couldn’t hurt. Something about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure?
Oh yeah…and parents of those slightly “off” kids? Love it. Those are the kids that will change the world, if you let them.