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Shady Hook elementary Principal Dawn Hockspoung greeted her students and staff each morning with the message “Be nice to each other”.
We may not be able to stop every mass killing ~ but that does not mean we should simply build fortresses and arm ourselves to the teeth. No single solution is the answer ~ there are many layers to consider.
In our quest to understand the unthinkable some point to the lack of faith/mores ~ yet what can divide us quicker than that? Your beliefs, her beliefs my beliefs or the unbelievers ? We have seen some that claim a allegiance to a belief commit atrocious acts that fly in the face of those beliefs.
I’d like to suggest a broader approach ~ a sense of community. We all connect to a whole~ even as our differences stand. Most of us have that bond ~ but far too many feel disconnected.
We owe Olivia and all the victims of senseless violence ~ our honest attempt to make the world a safer place.
“Be nice to each other”
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