By Anthony Whitacre
By Anthony Whitacre
Many people deal with murder at one point in their lives. In my neighborhood murder is committed about every month. The various gangs walking the streets looking for a high to get off of.
When a person dies in my neighborhood it’s as if no one really notices. People whisper and gossip but basically the gossip is the same.
“I’m just glad it wasn’t me.” They say. Or another interesting phrase, “Why do I care? It didn’t happen to anyone I know.”
Are these people blind?
Do they not know what is happening in their neighborhood? People are dying and they just turn their backs on it. Like it’s some bad infomercial they just carry on as if a persons death meant nothing.
Every human life has meaning, even people who some believe don’t have any worth. It’s untrue. Everyone was put here to do something.
As a spiritual person, I believe we all have a purpose in life. Each purpose is unique and special. It doesn’t matter what that purpose is, we all have one.
So when people just go on about how they don’t care because they’re used to people dying around them it gets me a little upset about the downward spiral our society is heading.
Being used to murder because it happens all the time is something no one should ever say. It is a horrible act and to be used to it is to become a horrible person because you deny yourself the realization of what is going on.
How would you feel if your loved one was murdered and nobody cared because people die all the time in your neighborhood?
Wouldn’t that make you feel bad? Wouldn’t you just die knowing no one cared about your loved one?
Hell, people get murdered all the time so why should they?
Within the mainstream media we see people getting killed all the time. All the horror movies people watch where people get decapitated or run through the stomach with a giant shovel. How about the action movies where the hero kills all the bad guys minions and people getting killed just for being at the wrong place at the wrong time?
It has become one of those things where you think: “Oh that guy got murdered. Ok who’s next?” We’ve basically become little drones expecting the next innocent to be murdered on screen.
Desensitization is what happens to our fragile minds. We are being educated to react to murder as if it were a type of entertainment seen on screen. So when people see it on the streets some are able to just ignore it because they could go see it at the theatre.
Murder should never be accepted or ignored. Come on people, a person’s life is important even if you don’t think so. Everyone is special, even the murderers who have been driven to do something so heinous.
So next time someone says something like they don’t care about a murder in their neighborhood ask them how’d they feel if it happened to them.