You had me at “hello”.
“Real” music….. That is a music which is made out of true passion and not in the hope to earn money or fame. A music that does not compromise with today’s unconvincing trends nor filters out all artistic elements by the use of basic and dull “recycling”. In other words, it is a certain goodwill – a will for grandeur and passion that guides us in our music choices.
I follow over 150 bloggers on Tumblr and I haven’t seen ONE post about the Tuscan shooting in Arizona. It’s been over a week since this massacre has occurred, and all I’ve been seeing on my Dashboard are insignificant photos of Golden Globe nominees and tiresome predictions of actors/actresses who performed the best job in “entertaining” the human race. Are people just being ignorant about this heartbreaking massacre, or just uninformed? Maybe I’m just following the wrong people.
I spent about an hour studying Jared Lee Loughner’s life and contemplated upon what exactly pushed him to resort to murdering 6 innocent lives.
But again, what about the Virginia Tech incident? What sets apart those two young college students? Perhaps to you, it’s one of those things you glance through and think, “there are some crazy people out there”. But have you ever wondered if there are others like them living in your neighborhood? Serving your food? Enrolled in your school? Have you ever pondered upon the concealed thoughts of your classmate sitting one seat ahead of you? Let’s be honest. Everybody knows or knows of that weird guy/girl who sits in “that one seat”, the socially awkward kid who refuses to speak to anyone at all. Instead of practicing ignorance, let’s practice something called compassion towards others. If you reminded yourself every day that one simple act of empathy might be able to change the fate of a future serial killer, a misunderstood and neglected person no different from you and I, you’d think twice about how you treat people.
Victims of the killing:
1. Christina Green (9-year-old member of her school’s student council, played in the Little League, loved music/dance and swimming).
2. John Roll (63-year-old served as chief judge of the US District Court of Arizona)
3. Phyllis Schneck (79-year-old great-grandmother active in her church and a regular volunteer)
4. Gabe Zimmerman (A social worker and avid runner who loved history and engaged in traveling)
5. Dorothy Morris (76-year-old who’s husband took two bullets for her, yet did not survive the last bullet)
6. Dorwan Stoddard (76-year-old threw himself on top of his wife and died by a spray of bullets)
The most violent element in society is ignorance. - Emma Goldman