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Tragedy - A Thoughtful Blog

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OliverFrenchie avatar OliverFrenchie
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Level 72 : Legendary Scribe


Welcome Ladies and Gentleblocks to another blog. Today I'm going to be writing on what is to many a touchy subject I'm sure but considering the awful tragedies that have happened over the past year, I felt I should write something concerning dealing with these, etc...

This blog is in honour of a friend who sadly has experienced a tragedy of late as well as those poor individuals that died in Newtown.


I have a lot of strong moral and ethical views concerning the deaths of those who don't deserve it. However, it would be unprofessional to delve into deep theological discussions at a time like this and on such a sensitive topic.

My main problem concerning tragedies are the deaths of innocent, lovely and positive individuals. The best and most recent example being the brave young children of Newtown as well as their beloved teachers who died protecting them. Their deaths weren't fair and their courage and bravery should be remembered throughout the ages. I suppose, what affects us most in terms of this story is the sheer barbary that the killer expressed in killing, of all people, children. Children who had their entire lives ahead of them, a job, a home, a family of their own. That was taken from them. They were taken from their parents. The loss of an infant is possibly the most horrifying thing that could happen to a father or mother. So why did they die?

The straight and simple answer is, they died because of a man who had access to arms. That combined with his main motive, caused the deaths of those people. Surely after so many occurrences in terms of gun-related deaths, the government of America would take action in enforcing stricter laws concerning the possession and usage of weaponry. I cannot comprehend that after such disgusting atrocities that any true human being could deny such laws.

In fact, I cannot honestly comprehend how human beings would be capable of committing such violent actions in the first place. At first, my faith in humanity was delved down into deep cavernous depths within my brain following this recent event. However, it was then restored when hearing the bravery of some of the teachers in their attempts to protecting the children. That my friends, is true bravery.


Obviously, tragedy doesn't only occur in the big wide world. To a lot of us, it happens in our own lives. I've sadly lost all my grandparents to cancer over the past 5 years which has been difficult for me. That and the diagnosis of schizophrenia in my cousin are all tragedies.

I've gone through periods of depression as a result of some of these due to my emotional nature and it has been tricky. The deaths of relatives or close friends will always hurt. That pain is human and it is normal for it to be felt. That and the possible diagnosis of severe illnesses can affect us in horrible ways. A lot of the time, these tragedies affected my attitude towards certain things and made me, a bit sour in a way I suppose.

They also made me far more appreciative of those who are close to me. Every day I cherish the presence of my mother, father, brother and friends. Whether the world will end or not this year, we never know how short our life is or that of others.


The best way to deal with a tragedy is to occupy your mind. Make sure you have something to do, people to talk to and just make sure you put away thoughts of the tragedy away. Thats the first and best way to deal with it.

The other best way to deal with it, is to just remind yourself of how fantastic the person's life might have been. Think of how many good times you and they had together. Make sure that you have no regrets about how you acted around them and how you treated them.

With terrible tragedies like shootings and deaths happening so frequently, we have to make sure that we live each day to the absolute fullest. Love your close friends and family. Treat every day like it is your last because you never know what might happen the next day.

In the words of the unfathomable Master Oogway


"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why they call it the present."

Treat every day as a gift, a gift of life.


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02/23/2013 3:14 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Zaleph avatar
What I find horrifying is the fact that people suggest "gun control" as a solution for these horrible tragedies. Imagine if all teachers had at least some basic military training, and a mandatory fire-arm that only they had access to. These mass shootings would likely never occur. Guns are not the issue here; anyone can "ban" weapons, but criminals simply don't give a crap about gun laws. Switzerland has laws that require men to have basic military training, and have an assault rifle/firearm in their home at all times. And the crime rates there? Very low.
Here in America? It's raging.
And it's because criminals know that people who aren't armed make very easy targets.
I will also say it has alot to do with parenting failures, and not adhering to Biblical moral standards(as much as that may offend people here, I simply have to say it, because it's true). Imagine what would have happened if the killer's parents had brought him up properly, and actually had a closeness with their children that would have prevented such horrific murders. Imagine we stopped treating family and moral values like something of the past, and actually applied it to our daily lives?
These kinds of things are horrible, but we need to be aware that even a simple act of kindness to a stranger can change their lives. If we continue disarming the public with gun laws, treating the family standards like it's a bad joke, and not teaching our children the value of human life and self-restraint, these horrible crimes will continue to sweep across the nation. It's not something we can afford to ignore, these ARE our children at stake here.
02/16/2013 3:41 am
Level 27 : Expert Taco
spike43884 avatar
this is sad but 1 vagely amusing thing more in this post less of the event...the image saying Diamond if you Like (liking people respecting those who died) Favourite if you love (love personally with 1 of those dead) then Sub if you want more...so anyone who subbed cuz of this is wanting more death?
02/16/2013 3:45 am
Level 72 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie avatar
You're being rude and pedantic. That graphic is default in all my blogs, its referring to the structure of the blog and if the blog has actually affected you. I doubt no human being would genuinely ask for diamonds and favourites in support of a dead person.
02/16/2013 4:01 am
Level 27 : Expert Taco
spike43884 avatar
k...and i dont paticulary see how im being rude i just havent seen most of your blogs...you do find it easy to mis-understand a post dont you know...well anyway i was just looking over this and now it is time to move from the post to a new 1...if it was any lower level person you would just be like 'You New?' as considering im apprentice you take it exceptionally seriously in the wrong way...well anyway ToodleDoo
02/16/2013 4:03 am
Level 72 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie avatar
That made no sense whatsoever but ok. I didn't really take it the wrong way when you're saying that my end graphic is there to say "Sub for dead people".
01/10/2013 4:44 pm
Level 21 : Expert Architect
brett7777 avatar
Well many unfortunate things happen, us as humans will never be perfect. We must keep looking into our future and not our past for nothing will be done to improve our society if we look back upon the unchangeable.
01/01/2013 7:24 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Creeper
11volt11 avatar
Banning weapons will solve nothing. People will always have access to them, law or not. Plus, the second amendment exists to protect us from the government. I don't trust the government as far as I can throw a car.

What the government should do is have restrictions on certain groups of people.
12/22/2012 4:58 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Archer
PainPillow avatar
as a sadistic person, reading this fucks with my mind. I know its true but once my mind creates another crazy scenario of violence and pain against others, none of this occurs to me. Its like i have a devil and an angel on my shoulders, constantly changing whose in charge of my mind. being in high school with an effed up mind like mine is really difficult, but once i get home, away from people, everythings fine again. So I guess im also one of those who see high school as a hellhole.
also, great stuff, keep it coming :)
12/20/2012 5:24 am
Level 45 : Master Blockhead
SilverKytten avatar
"The straight and simple answer is, they died because of a man who had access to arms. That combined with his main motive, caused the deaths of those people. Surely after so many occurrences in terms of gun-related deaths, the government of America would take action in enforcing stricter laws concerning the possession and usage of weaponry."

He shouldn't have had access to the guns, that much is true. The guy had aspergers, and from what I've read, it was pretty severe. They were his mother's guns - That's her fault. But this whole event has just been one big manipulation.
12/26/2012 6:03 pm
Level 22 : Expert Pony
dogfan101 avatar
''they died because of a man who had access to arms.'' of course he had arm. he's not a creeper!
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