I am so fucken tired it's not even funny. I'm almost half way
through grade 12...I don't know if I can make it through the
other half. I thought I had mono for the last six months
but it turns out I was just really bored...A couple months ago
it might have been on new years eve, I'm not even sure anymore because
every memory is slowly beginning to blur together, a boy was murdered
at a house party because he was trying to crash it. This may not
even be the correct story, if you know otherwise please tell my I am
mistaken and I'll re-write it. Still the message I am desperately
trying to send to you remains. A boy was fatally stabbed because
he wanted to go to a party. Does something about
this also not gel with you? This innocent boy was killed simply because
he and some friends wanted to mingle with some new people. He was killed and
what does the city of Calgary do? Nothing apparently. We cry for him, we
say the violence has to stop, but essentially we do nothing. I do not understand
what is happening to the world. I do not understand what is happening to
the city I live in, the city I love.
Every year there are more and more
murders happening in Calgary...safe, safe Calgary. I know many of you
will be astonished when I tell you that the average number of murders
in this city a year is a round 12-15 because perhaps where you live
there is 12-15 murders a day...but keep in mind this is Canada, and this
is the peaceful, sedate city of Calgary. People come here to get away
from the violence in their present world because there is such a low
murder rate here, but unfortunately that looks like it is rapidly changing.
I hate the fact that everywhere I turn I see kids my age or younger
who are constantly getting into fights, constantly kicking someone's
ass because of reasons as petty as "So and so said shit about me", or "He
cheated on my and he's not going to get away with that". I do not
understand how one person can possibly harm another...it's
even more difficult to understand how one person can harm another simply
because a friend told them to...how? If you know please explain
it to me because thinking about how we all treat each other these days
makes me want to cry...honestly. What is wrong with the world when we're
evolved into such advanced thinking beings that still have to settle things
with our fists rather than our minds? is it possible that we have
come full circle and now we are resorting back to the methods of our
ancestors who could only see one plausible answer to every problem, VIOLENCE.
It's such a magical word, such a powerful word, but such an abused method
of dealing with conflicts.
How can anyone stand living in a world where the idea of the human
race eventually killing themselves is not only an idea, but our future.
I think it's time for us to change. I do not want to watch the world I live
in crumble before my very eyes because it's too hard to talk to people.
It's not easier or braver to stab someone with a knife, or shoot them
with a gun. When are we going to wake up and realize that hitting someone
is not a show of power it's a show of stupidity. When are we going to realize
that the only message beating someone to a bloody pulp gets across is
that one day soon it will happen to you. I don't want to be raped
in a parking lot...I don't want to have my face smashed in by a jealous
girlfriend...I don't want skin heads to chase after me at night...I don't
want it...So I'm trying to change it. Change it with me.
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