What advice would you give to a high school kid who is sad and mad and has a gun? I didn’t have a happy high school life but I never had a gun. At the risk of being condescending my advice to a prospective teenage gunperson would be:
Think of yourself. See that the people you kill will be killing you right back. In a way that’s what will happen. You don’t deserve it. Those people may have hurt you already but if you put a bullet in them you can be sure they’ll still be doing it in your 50th year of prison. Before you pull the trigger you have free will. Afterwards you are just a statistic.
Make bullies nervous every time they see you near the dairy section in the supermarket instead. Like, what’s that new margarine flavour called? See if a neighbourhood gang has a discount rate for a bit of frightening. Use the Internet as your toy - as I did in the Obscure Claims to Fame thread. Don’t listen to you mind if it tells you to do things that you know aren’t good for your body or other people’s. Atrophying from lack of light is not good for your body. Sometimes I think that minds and bodies aren’t meant to be attached to one another. The mind operates from a lawless realm. It’s full of desires, strange energies and impulses. It doesn’t understand that if it gets what it wants sometimes the body is going to suffer. In this case, it’s never going to see the sun or the moon again and it’s going to be raped every Tuesday and be in solitary confinement the rest of the time. It’s going to get real sick. For like, 80 years.
So, whether you think that’s pathetic or not has anyone got any other advice to offer?