What Is Wrong With Today’s Youth?

So, here we are again, son. Another day, another violent act in an American school. Look, when a school shooting occurs, the conversation almost immediately turns to guns. Now, in a good amount of situations, that dialogue is warranted, man. However, I have another question that also needs addressing, fam: what is wrong with today’s youth, bruh? I mean, whether it’s killing their fellow students or committing suicide, death always seems to be the answer for these kids. All in all, I want to know why.

Ok, before I continue, let me talk about Dimitrios Pagourtzis. Now, as I’m sure we all know, Pagourtzis is the latest mass murderer to victimize a school. As of right now, ten people are dead and another thirteen are injured after the 17-year-old opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Currently, I don’t know if authorities have figured out a motive. According to victim Shana Fisher‘s mom, Shana rejected Pagourtzis a few days prior and could’ve been targeted because of it. In any case, we just don’t know, son.

Now, some of my liberal compatriots may be mad at me, but I don’t think this particular case is a gun issue. Listen, Pagourtzis’s father legally owned the Remington 970 shotgun and .38 caliber pistol that Pagourtzis used. On the real, there was no way for a gun seller to know that this dude’s son would do what he did, man. Look, “being weird” is not a strong enough sign to determine who’s going to be a killer, fam. Shit, I knew plenty of “weird” kids in school and none of them ever showed up with a weapon, bruh.

Anyway, I really want to know what’s going on in these kids’s heads, son. Furthermore, I want to lump in the kids who commit suicide, man. Like, why is violence against themselves or others the answer? What is so “bad” about their lives that they see no other option, fam? Frankly, being bullied is not a good enough to reason to take anyone’s life, bruh. Real talk, I was bullied when I was a kid too. Hell, I wore glasses and braces, so I was an easy mark for antagonizers, folks. All I know is, once I hit someone back, the dynamic started to change.

In the end, maybe I’m rambling, son. Maybe I’m giving too much humanity to people who do disgusting things. However, if we don’t understand the motivation behind these acts, how can we really prevent them? Ultimately, taking away all of the guns can’t be the only answer, man. By and by, I’m one of the main proponents of gun control, fam. But, there’s something going on in these situations that’s deeper than access to firearms, bruh. At the end of the day, I just want to know what it is, people. Keeping it a buck, I really don’t have the answers. That is all. LC out.

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