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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #196)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 01:34 PM

198. I wouldn't delight

 

in having to shoot that 14-year-old. But I would do it.

In addition to obviously protecting my family, if it would stop even one other 14-year-old from making such a stupid choice (and prevents the start of a life of crime or their own premature death), then something good comes of it. If similar teens see that other peoples' stuff isn't worth their life, they may think twice.

As for how the world works and why, I don't know the why. But the how it simply cause-effect. Some causes we can control, some we cannot. For those we can, we have to live with the consequences of our choices, which may have long-term effects.

If more people evaluated those long-term effects, the world would probably be a better place..

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