Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Case for Putting Oneself First

Normally, one should be kind and courteous and let others go first.

However, after recent events in Virginia, USA, and putting aside any discussion about the ease of obtaining weapons in the US, the societal pressures that convince people that shooting rampages are the solutions to the myriad of problems facing them, the state of the mental health system, and the disturbing media frenzy that always follows these “sensational” events (who will be first to release a book on their experiences and how many New Zealanders will be linked in some tenuous way to these events, the cynic in me asks), I really just have one piece of advice to impart:

If you are planning to shoot yourself, please make sure you put yourself at the top of that particular list.

Verdict: I am an angry Judge today!

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