What's with this?

It seems to me that there is a rash of rumors breaking out all over the school system regarding violence. I don't know what to make of it all, but it's personally troubling to me. I wouldn't say that I live in constant fear for my life, but sometimes all you ever hear is talk of danger. It leaves me to wonder, how can people with such great fortune want to throw it all away? As the front page noted, Fayette County is one of the richest counties in the country. Even to be born in the United States is such a great privilege and blessing. We often take this for less than it is truly worth, or at least I do sometimes. To glamorize violence is not only to promote it, but to insult all who are forced to live with such tragedy. We all need to take stock of our lives every now and again, if just to enjoy what we have.

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Submitted by skyspy on Fri, 11/09/2007 - 8:01am.

and have a lifetime of wisdom.

Good for you.

Violence in the schools and everywhere else seems to be gettng worse. For some reason our society produces some very troubled people. Take normal precautions, be safe, and live each day to the fullest.

To answer your other blog question: I think someone said all of those pictures were set to "public". I have seen worse. Why do some of the people on there pose nude or semi-nude? I know it is the 20 something crowd on there too,...but... It just seems like a very risky, dangerous thing to be doing.

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Fri, 11/09/2007 - 8:58am.

I think there is a lot to staying home with your kid while they are small. I had to work, there was no way out. I see a big difference in the confidence of children whos parents stayed home, as opposed to those whos parents worked. If you see some wrong behavior, you can stop it early, instead of having teachers and psycholgist try to figure it out for you later. One reason for the higher income in some families, is two working parents.

Children of divorced parents pay the highest price. I didn't think so for many years I was envious, because mine stayed together and fought constantly. I guess the moral is choose your spouse well, because you little ones pay the price either way. Then, divorced parents fight over their kids, use their kids, or feel guilty and spoil them, I fall into the last category. There is no way out, the choices we adults make, our children pay for in one way or another.

While I'm on a role, another thing that concerns me is the way everything these kids do is put in the paper. I think as teenagers they need us all to work together to make them the best we can. They are at a dangerous age, they are considered adults, they have adult bodies, but still children's minds. They are like puppies that get to that gangley state, they aren't cute anymore and their bad deeds aren't so cute anymore either. But this is the time they need us more than ever cause in a year or two they are gone, and whatever values we give them is all they walk out the door with.

I think if sometimes the police would work with these kids, they would respect them. If parents would work with them, the kids would be grateful. Case in point, I got a ticket yesturday by a PTC policeman for not having on my seatbelt. I thought he was going to be an a@@. He wasn't, at all, he explained that my ticket was gonna be only $15.00 and that it was just for my good, to get me use to wearing one. We talked about him being from France, and he always had a smile on his face and acted like he wanted to help me. Strange as it may seem, I drove away thinking I made a friend. This cops attitude is what all the police and non parent adults need to try with these kids. For some it will work, for the ones it doesn't, we tried.

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