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......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
18th Dec '12
Quoting thewarmth:" I cry every day. They just touch the subject on the news, and I start crying. I haven't really worried about not crying, there isn't much I can do, they are my emotions."


Exactly. I think there's something wrong if it doesn't bother you, ya know?
It's so sad. I just, Idk...

Tavi 1 child; Washington 24404 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting Baking #3 *14weeks*:" Truly does... I get that children die everyday but not in the way those kids did. :/"


Yea...some worse....

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
19th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" Exactly. I think there's something wrong if it doesn't bother you, ya know? It's so sad. I just, Idk..."</blockquote>




So something's wrong with me because I am not bawling like a 2 year old getting candy taken away? No it is sad, I am not saying that it isn't I am saying that people die everyday, you have to move on. Living in the past isn't going to make your life any easier, moving on is what needs to be done. You can't live in fear, especially in a situation that you had no control of. Life goes on.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting I'm Marbles:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" Exactly. I think there's something wrong ... [snip!] ... moving on is what needs to be done. You can't live in fear, especially in a situation that you had no control of. Life goes on."


Didn't say that did I?
I said if it didn't BOTHER you. Not if you didn't cry.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
19th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" Didn't say that did I? I said if it didn't BOTHER you. Not if you didn't cry."</blockquote>




It really doesn't bother me tho. It's sad but I don't lay awake thinking about it. I don't read about it because I need to know. I was not scared to send my daughter to school.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting I'm Marbles:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" Didn't say that did I? I said if it didn't ... [snip!] ... lay awake thinking about it. I don't read about it because I need to know. I was not scared to send my daughter to school."


If you're unaffected, then yes, I'd say something isn't right. Obviously, you find it "sad". Therefore, it does effect you.
If you were just like, "eh, whatever" about it, then I'd say you were fucked up. There are people out there who don't find it sad, they just simply don't care. For example, there was a boy just arrested here in Bloomington for saying he was going to try and break the record by killing more elementary kids. I'd say he's unaffected, at least in a "good" way.

Mom.to.PoohBear 1 child; Michigan 2393 posts
19th Dec '12

For the past month I feel like I've been crying non-stop and I don't usually cry...at all. A little eight year old boy that I knew died of brain cancer so before the Sandy Hook tragedy that was really eating me up. I feel like I cry at least 3 times a day now, last night I waited until my husband was asleep and I just wept probably for at least an hour. I woke up this morning and I feel better, I just can't even imagine what the families are going through if I'm this emotional and I didn't even know them.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
19th Dec '12

Is it sad? yes. Did I get choked up when I first read about it...yes. Is it more sad than the thousands of children who have bombed to kingdom come by our country in the name of "weapons of mass destruction"? Not to me. If I cried every day over the violent senseless deaths of children I would cry all day every day. Children die in ways AS VIOLENT as this every single day - for real. NO question about that. This is FAR less upsetting to me than children who are killed at the hands of their own parents. I cant' fathom how that must feel to a child - to have your own mom or dad attack you & often it is NOT quick like a gunshot - it is a brutal tortuous process.



So how am I not shattered? I put it into perspective & realize that this is not the end all be all of tragedy & that MANY people are hurting every single day & I hope they all find a sense of peace & I hope the best for them - but I don't have a particular sense of grief over this than I do over any other human tragedy.



I also have NO network TV in my house so the news is never on nor any commercials. My children have NO idea that even happened. I think it is ludicrous the way our news overplays this stuff like we need updates on it every hour all day. It doesn't change anything or make it any better to keep sticking a tongue into a canker sore & that is all our repetitive news does - keep poking at the sore without actually doing ANYTHING to heal it.

Tavi 1 child; Washington 24404 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" If you're unaffected, then yes, I'd say something isn't right. Obviously, you find it "sad". Therefore, ... [snip!] ... he was going to try and break the record by killing more elementary kids. I'd say he's unaffected, at least in a "good" way. "


"There are people who don't find it sad. People that don't care".



Kids were dying way before this happened. This isn't new. A lot of people are desensitized to this because it happens all the time. Myself included. When I first found out, I was like "Wow, that's sad". Then I made me a cup of hot cocoa and cleaned the house. I understand why people are heart broken about this..but it's not like I run around calling them a bunch of p***ies or "fucked up" because their reaction is much more different than my own.

Alicia Holz 2 kids; Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 585 posts
19th Dec '12

i did get sad but there isnt anything that can be done the only thingim pissed about is that the p***y shot himself