Ed-vise Episode 202

A cooler Hershey Forward Ambulation GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, mixing things up by taking Hershey on a daily walk. Even if he somehow gets into chocolate.

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Because I do love Wednesdays

I know in one of my many writings, I put forward that we live with the choices we make no matter what. Or at least to that effect. Meaning that if we do something or do nothing, we live with that choice. My hope is these writings will cause you to at least think about doing something for the good of humanity.

And so, we have a prime example before us.

In Corona California, a burb to the east of Los Angeles, a kid with a gun goes into a theatre and shoots two teens. Kills them both. What makes this particularly difficult for me is that the shooter’s friends went with him to the theatre AND KNEW HE HAD A GUN! They also knew HE WAS ACTING STRANGE WITH A GUN! IN A THEATRE! THREE OF THEM!

The three of them opted to leave without telling anyone that there might be a problem.

Two people dead because three people chose to DO NOTHING!

So here’s the scenario: your friend is acting strange in a theatre and you believe he has a gun.

What Would YOU do?

Here’s a recommendation: don’t go to the theatre. Maybe even recommend to leave the theatre.

Look, I get that teens and young adults don’t want to “snitch.” Snitches get stitches! I get it. Plus, they usually don’t want their friends to go to jail. I get it. But to tuck tail and fun out without telling anyone, that makes a TRUE COWARD!

There are many ways a friend can intervene WITHOUT getting the police involved. Getting the shooter to leave is just one. By leaving the shooter alone, you have gotten rid of the potential voice of reason in their ear to talk them back from doing bad things. Running just empowers them! Don’t be a coward and run away if your friend has a gun and is acting strange in a theatre. You just became the problem.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. CHECK IN ON EACH OTHER and remember illegally downloading movies in the Bahamas makes you a PIRATE OF THE CARIBBEAN! HAHAHAHAHAHA

Peace

Published by edhlaw

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