And are all shooters the same?
Excellent article! I think a lot of this behavior is due to violent video games and the pressure of social media. History taught in schools has to be accurate and I’m sure the heroes are also represented ex. MLK, Lincoln, Parks etc.
"Because life has no meaning, nihilists are less inclined to respect the lives of others and themselves"
How does isolation, envy, and lack of hope contribute?
Perhaps, we should examine whether large schools facilitate isolation and the feeling of unimportance. Review the high school and middle school curriculums that dwell on the negatives of history without providing positive role models/heroes and hope. Then explore the what percentage of students are actively involved in organizations such as a church, sports team, or a chess club in cities and towns where, unlike Cheers, very few know their names.
Add distrust of police. Given the dispute, instead of someone calling on the police to sort things out, family (with no training on how to difuse any situation) came and only made it worse. Sadly, these problems, along with no respect for life, is becoming a cultural problem, and is seen in cities all over the country.
And it just keeps happening...https://www.cnn.com/2023/04/17/us/dadeville-alabama-birthday-party-shooting-monday/index.html