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    jakedog42, DvCM, melo, shypuffadder, MKinTN, Chi, bewild

    only in hollywood!  this is a bad movie script unwritten (as of yet) - it is someone who is so divorce from reality acting out his fantasy view of the world he lives within.

    the scary thing is that hollywood glorifies the wronged outlier (think samuel jackson holding hostages) - this disturbed person had many "role models" to follow.

    i wonder how much writing is done with an eye to consequences - i do think that all the violent imagery distills our real connection to those around us.  that this insane person killed the daughter (and her friend) of one of the police heads shows that, imho.

    the adam lanzas of the world all could not distinguish reality from fantasy - otherwise, how could they do what they have done - in malls, theatres, schools, on the streets.

    we have a nation filled with people unable to relate - who are emotionally disconnected from empathy.  we are in trouble - and i don't know how to "fix" it - but we sure better start trying.

    teaching compassion - true compassion - and empathy - and understanding at the earliest level of childhood development is a beginning... i truly don't know if it can be fixed once the child has grown up.

    how do you teach another what it feels like to experience pain and suffering?  how do you stop that individual's pain that drives him to act in a manner that dorner has done?  

    i don't know - but i hope we can find out how before it is too late!

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:17:00 PM PST

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