Stopping the Madness


Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your holiday has gone well. ?


I’m currently typing this on my new MacBook Pro and I am loving it. I’m still getting used to OS X after spending a good portion of my life working with Windows. But I’m not a complete stranger when it comes to Macs because my school has quite a few on campus for students.


Anyway, about a month ago, I heard about the stabbing that took place at The Ohio State University and tweeted this:

I used the phrase “stop the madness” because I had read it in many fictional books where there was discussion on real world issues and it was also a common phrase in songs that I’ve listened to.


Anyway, not long after tweeting, I get this reply:


I was surprised. I knew it was sarcasm but I wasn’t really sure how to go about that response. The rest of the conversation follows below:


I didn’t really get offended by this, mainly because this stranger had a point. But as a 3rd year IT student, what type of thing could I possibly do to keep the stabbings and shootings from happening in schools? ?


But then I thought about it a little more and I realized that the best I can do is be kind and friendly and accepting to everyone I come across. So that any terrorist or anyone who might do something malicious can second guess their actions. I know I can’t change people. I learned that a long time ago.  But maybe I can have some sort of impact on them.


It doesn’t feel like enough sometimes but then I remember that I don’t have the weight of the world on my shoulders.


Anyway, keep an eye out this week for some end of the year reflections. Happy Holidays!