Ed-vise: You Good?

A foggy GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, it was foggy this morning on the way to jits. Didn’t stop me though from making it on time for some top tier rolling!

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

Well folks, here we are again.

Another school shooting.

Three children; three adults; one shooter.

Hats off to Metro Nashville Police for moving quickly and taking down the shooter. Unlike police in Texas (God bless Texas) who believe criminals killing with guns have more rights than innocent victims.

But I digress

I follow these events. A morbid curiosity I suppose you could say. I look for how many people could have done something, to prevent the shooting without physically taking out the shooter.

In this shooting, right now I have three. Both parents (that’s two) and friends on social media.

I will give the parents a bit of Ed-vise: you need to stop talking to reporters and lawyer up. It’s going to get ugly for you.

In this case, you have an individual who is dealing with emotional issues. Actually under treatment for said issues. Living at home with parents. Parents KNEW the person was buying and selling guns. Apparently with no issue about doing so because they never bothered to search the shooters room. I just have a problem with them not knowing the shooter brought guns into the house. I believe they knew, they just didn’t think anything of it.

Then you have the social media crowd and friends.

Now, we all have friends that we follow on social media. We have all read different posts and even replied to some. So the question becomes What Would You Do if a friend posted comments that seem to take a dark turn? Toward self destruction or destruction of others.

Would you ignore them? Would comment on them on the social media platform? Would you just “unfriend” the writer? Or, would you reach out to them and ask “You Good?”

Look, I’m not the best at detecting when someone has taken a bad turn. Often I too will brush it off as “just them.” But, I am getting better at it. When I have an interaction that seems off, I will send out a “You Good.” It’s part of being human.

Listen, government isn’t going to do shit about these killings in schools. They admit it all the time. It’s up to us. I think if we take that couple of seconds to ask someone “You Good”, things will get better. It just shows that another person is interested in you. And that is usually the missing piece in these puzzles.

You Good? Just checking.

That’s it for today. Be the person a stranger will do CPR on. Check in on each other and remember pirates buy their hooks at the…SECOND HAND STORE! BWAHAHAHAHHAHAA…arrr…that be a good one!


Published by edhlaw

Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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