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Senseless violence, especially gun violence

Dr. George Simon (I've read two of his books, both excellent)

Where the Answers Truly Lie

The real answer to all the senseless violence we increasingly witness lies where it always has: character.

Feeling frustrated is not a new thing. It’s merely a reality of life. Being angry at the world and feeling so hurt and betrayed by it is also nothing new. And feeling so much at your wits end that you want to lash out or make others pay – also not new.

What’s unique to our times is having so many folks among us who lack the internal resources and controls necessary to refrain from the unthinkable, especially when severely distressed.

As I have written before, and I’m more than happy to assert again: character is like a psychological immune system.

It enables human beings to remain grounded in the midst of turmoil. It gives us the strength to do what’s unpleasant but still necessary for our own good and the good of others. And it gives us the strength to resist the appealing but ultimately harmful.

But perhaps most importantly, it’s the only valid answer to all the senseless violence we’re witnessing these days.

Mobsters and gangsters have always played by a different set of rules. History shows they always could control their violent impulses. They selectively chose not to do so when, according to their alternate rule book, circumstances warranted.

But folks lacking a solid, deeply internalized, and rightly formed internal governance system can do the unthinkable unpredicably.

That’s why increasing the number of folks among us who have well-developed character represents society’s only genuine insurance against all types of senseless violence.

Posted: 04/11/2023 at 3:34PM


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Senseless violence, especially gun violence -- WinningLeadership 04/11/2023 3:34PM
  Hah! Desperate - you sound like MAGA now, ** -- cswilliam 04/11/2023 9:56PM
  „Now“? -- BACKinBLACK 04/12/2023 12:00AM
  I'm referring to the semi-automatic Browning A5. -- schrodingers cat 04/11/2023 9:08PM
  I see no need either to own such a weapon ** -- WinningLeadership 04/11/2023 8:28PM
  Cool! Start your own thread on the subject! ** -- Ralphie Bruber 04/11/2023 8:19PM
  SMH ** -- schrodingers cat 04/11/2023 8:55PM
  Definitely an important variable to the problem ** -- WinningLeadership 04/11/2023 7:15PM
  No, it's not!! -- CUKev 04/11/2023 7:27PM
  Re: No, it's not!! -- Aussie Buff 04/12/2023 12:06PM
  Simplistic narratives are easier for the brain to process -- WinningLeadership 04/11/2023 7:33PM
  Need to have SRO's and/or arm teachers -- Buffaluff 04/11/2023 6:33PM
  No way we are getting scanners at every entrance. -- BACKinBLACK 04/11/2023 9:40PM
  Go for it. -- BACKinBLACK 04/11/2023 10:17PM
  You should send $ 50,000 to your nearest school. -- cswilliam 04/11/2023 9:07PM
  Don’t Worry. -- BACKinBLACK 04/11/2023 9:30PM
  Stand by my post -- schrodingers cat 04/11/2023 9:34PM
  This ** -- WinningLeadership 04/11/2023 8:29PM
  🦉 🧠 ** -- WinningLeadership 04/11/2023 7:24PM
  MOAR GUNZ!!!!!! ** -- Ralphie Bruber 04/11/2023 6:56PM
  You just opened Pandora’s box ** -- CUKev 04/11/2023 3:48PM
  I didn't think ahead, did I? ** -- WinningLeadership 04/11/2023 5:55PM
  Lol. Stop. ** -- WinningLeadership 04/11/2023 8:30PM

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