A ranty thing about school shootings and trauma

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#1
I was listening to a podcast thingy, and a caller came in and talked about some person's response to a school shooting, that he'd seen online somewhere.

This is my response I rambled into my journal:

"some suggestions about how to help children with difficult feelings"
lol what
how about
stop fucking traumatizing them in the first place
don't put them through hell
that's like torturing someone while telling them how to manage their feelings
what the fuck
and the guide was aimed at parents
a suggestion was to shake together
no don't you fucking dare grab me and shake me against my will
what the fuck

that's all fine and dandy but completely misses the point of HOW MUCH INTENSE HELL some kids go through to get to that point
some shaking and 'feeling management' doesn't even remotely address the problem
stop fucking hurting them
that should be POINT NUMBER FUCKING ONE
sure, by all means, tell kids how to deal with shit, but MORE IMPORTANTLY
tell fucking stupid asshole adults to stop traumatizing them
and putting them in ridiculously insane environments

how are people so oblivious
school shootings happen
therefore "some kids have a hard time dealing with difficult feelings"
what the fuck no
what it fucking means is that SCHOOL IS HELL
how is that NOT OBVIOUS?!
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#1
I was listening to a podcast thingy, and a caller came in and talked about some person's response to a school shooting, that he'd seen online somewhere.

This is my response I rambled into my journal:

"some suggestions about how to help children with difficult feelings"
lol what
how about
stop fucking traumatizing them in the first place
don't put them through hell
that's like torturing someone while telling them how to manage their feelings
what the fuck
and the guide was aimed at parents
a suggestion was to shake together
no don't you fucking dare grab me and shake me against my will
what the fuck

that's all fine and dandy but completely misses the point of HOW MUCH INTENSE HELL some kids go through to get to that point
some shaking and 'feeling management' doesn't even remotely address the problem
stop fucking hurting them
that should be POINT NUMBER FUCKING ONE
sure, by all means, tell kids how to deal with shit, but MORE IMPORTANTLY
tell fucking stupid asshole adults to stop traumatizing them
and putting them in ridiculously insane environments

how are people so oblivious
school shootings happen
therefore "some kids have a hard time dealing with difficult feelings"
what the fuck no
what it fucking means is that SCHOOL IS HELL
how is that NOT OBVIOUS?!
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#2
I don't believe in a one-size-fits all approach to nearly anything and school-related problems including school shootings are no exception. Still, I think it's ridiculous that the authorities refuse to do anything that would actually help. Certainly, if the school system were reformed and made less traumatizing, those shooters are motivated by school-related trauma wouldn't have their reason to shoot, now would they? I know that not all school shooters made such a choice due to trauma, but it's better to improve the school system than to sit around doing nothing. I think a multifaceted approach is required, but you have to do whatever you can even if you can't do everything.
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#2
I don't believe in a one-size-fits all approach to nearly anything and school-related problems including school shootings are no exception. Still, I think it's ridiculous that the authorities refuse to do anything that would actually help. Certainly, if the school system were reformed and made less traumatizing, those shooters are motivated by school-related trauma wouldn't have their reason to shoot, now would they? I know that not all school shooters made such a choice due to trauma, but it's better to improve the school system than to sit around doing nothing. I think a multifaceted approach is required, but you have to do whatever you can even if you can't do everything.
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