Such a world can only inspire rejection
I want to remember you. I would like to evoke you, although I never got to meet you. Imagine you. Thinking about your immense insecurity, not daring to say anything, because any gesture becomes the laughter of others. I can feel your fear of going to class, when the classroom becomes a hostile place. When break is a suffering instead of a rest. There are fears that devour us inside. They are gaining ground, until they transform the face and the life. They were 17 and 18 years old and lived in Littleton. They studied at Columbine High School. This massacres are news for a few days. Fugitive and sad news, of those that strike us for a moment, but that we forget quickly, because they would make us think too many things. They were teenagers, with all the uncertainties that word implies. Introverted and difficult, but wanting to live. A desire to live removed by others. They were victims of their mates. They made fun of them. They provoked laughter, mocking comments, attempts to ridicule them. They could not stand it. All resistances have a limit: even they committed suicide. They were 17 and 18 years old, but now they are dead. There are harder people and more sensitive people. There are those who tread hard where they walk, while others are constantly stepped on. It is true that life is a jungle: Only a sick society can provoke situations like these. To what extent should they have felt alone, different in the worst sense of the term, to decide that they wanted to die? Teenagers can be very cruel. They can manifest rejection, indifference, marginalization. There are limits that should never be passed. There are humiliations that destroy the life of another. What is education for, if it is not based on respect for the other? Who builds their laughter from the sadness of a partner is bad people. The one who grows, when he propitiates the great defeat of someone close to him, is a dwarf, even if he is as tall as a belfry. The most cowardly actions are done as a team. Many people hide in a group in order to be freely wild. Such a world can only inspire repulsion.