Informative Essay: What Makes A Killer?

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“oooh god i want to die sooo bad... such a sad, desolate, lonely, unsalvageable i feel i am..... not fair, NOT FAIR!!!! I wanted happiness!! I never got it…” (Dylan Klebold 1997) What makes a killer? Is it the bloodcurdling look in their eye? Or the gun in their hand? Maybe the way they act? What really makes them different from the rest of us, besides taking a life? Honestly, not much. We have similar thoughts (for the most part), we have a strong hatred for something life gives us, and frankly, a good chunk of kids these days want to die. So why is it that we see these killers as some other being not relating to humanity in any sense? Because they did something that many cannot even think of: Shooting up a school, slaughtering innocent students and …show more content…

Why do they do it? Because many of them need help, serious help. They want things we want, like being loved, or appreciated, or noticed. It isn’t bad to want these things, only if you lash out because you don’t get what you want. Restating the question, what makes a killer? No weapon, no lack of compassion, or hatred for the world can make a killer, a killer. What makes a killer, is the choice between getting help and saving yourself and others, or refusing help and lashing out on your peers, or even yourself.
There are a lot of things that can be said about school shootings, most being reasonable and true statements, while others are one sided. Yes, killers are bad. Shootings are bad, regardless of where they happened. But there is a question that always has the same answer, something the victims of school shootings often say,

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