Persuasive Essay On High School Shootings

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The World We Created "Who cares. Whatever. Not my problem." These are the ignorant thoughts of many when confronted with the option of helping, the option of possibly being part of ending the misery of others. Indifference, the insensitivity, the carelessness, the alienation of human thoughts, actions, and words are willingly a danger to all. This world has been and continues to be scarred with constant, horrific, deadly, and painful events that affect hundreds of families. The unexpected mass shootings, school gun-downs, ramming of crowds, the bombing of a populated area, and dozens more, are now expected to appear in our news feed, but serious changes to prevent these disasters rarely occur. But the question is, how many more children have to die? How many more families need to be destroyed? How many more innocent…show more content…
19 years ago, the Columbine School Shooting. 11 years ago, Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. 6 years ago, the Virginia Tech shooting. Just last year, the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 and harmed hundreds other. Just last month, the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, that killed 17 and emotionally and physically harmed dozens more. With all of these dreadful attacks, one would think something would be done to prevent these acts of violence, but instead, most of us showed some type of sympathy but no actions, laws, or acts are being enforced to prevent the ruthless and inhuman acts from occurring. I get it, being indifferent is extremely easy, but it is also not worth the pain and suffering that others have to go through. Elie Wiesel, the human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize-winning, Holocaust survivor, and author of more than 50 books, performed his "The Perils of Indifference" speech at the White House in April of 1999. Where he talked about the meaning of indifference and how easy it is to be indifferent, "Of course, indifference can be tempting -- more than

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