Erh... that's basically what I said? That they don't simply go and mow down what's in their patch but actually choose their targets.
Violence breeds violence. If you attack me, expect me to retaliate.
Sounds more like the interview happened in some management circles.
Being a millionaire not only means you acquire a million but also that you get to keep it. Essentially, it means you earn one million more than you need to live your life.
I wish you the best of luck. I, too, had my share of fighting windmills, it's nice to see that people still have hope.
I, simply, don't.
And how could one become one of those 1000? Even if just 56% of them become rich that's good enough a chance for me.
I can actually blame the "victims" of that round of violence. Without their prior actions, this violence would not occur.
Don't listen to your markedroids is enough.
Actually it's a wonder there's not more kids deciding the only way out is to eliminate those that bully them, both teachers and other students.
Because there is precious little recourse a kid has in this scenario:
1. He cannot escape. He can't simply avoid going to school because he is being forced to do so.
2. He cannot avoid them. He cannot not cross their path. He can't put space between his tormentors and himself because he has to go to his classes.
3. He has no way to get aid. Anyone who could come to his aid has an interest in not aiding him.
The only logical choices are to endure it or to put an end to the situation. And the way for that is to end the life of those bullying him. It's actually very reasonable, considering the lack of other options...
People don't choose being a victim. Saying that him "deciding" to be docile and not resorting to violence is essentially the same argument as blaming the rape victim for the rape 'cause she decided to dress "too sexily".
Because the US is the bully of the international schoolyard. But that's besides the scope of this thread.
The point is that this is not part of the whole scenario the revenge seeking bully target plays out in his head. He's not going "Hmm... I'll do it in the school, 'cause they might be armed in the movie theater". Not only 'cause it's even less likely that someone might be armed in a movie theater.
He's doing it at his school, because that's where he was hurt, that's where he was bullied, that's where he was wronged, that's where he was humiliated. He wants to settle the score, nothing else.
I've had my share of fights against windmills. I'm old. My generation has lost the war. My hope is that at some point the younger generation will learn that it's their country and that they have the right to take it back.
The difference is that it's heaps easier to get out of a base. Not only can you easily avoid getting in, it's also fairly easy to get out again.
It's not as easy with schools. Especially if you're a kid and your parents force you to go.
Ask the average rape victim how happy he/she is to be alive. And whether they think that their rapist dying a horrible, slow, painful and preferably gruesome death is something they could enjoy.