I posted this on pogirlshines.me. I made this up many years ago, even before all the mass shootings after I heard the “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” I knew that wasn’t accurate either. People don’t kill like this. Monsters, Neanderthals, people with low frustration and high anger, huge egos and people that have given their minds to whatever drug du jour or alcohol. Whenever you are in any kind of mental state that you are not authentically you, you better worry who you are. Most accidents, fights and murders occur when someone is out of it. I think what people need to take is something to make them more real. What’s cool about that is it’s free and happens when you shut everything off, get on your knees and begin praying for guidance. When you think something through before acting on it, no matter what it is. When you weigh the consequences of whatever your plan is and why you made the plan. One thing that is very important to remember is you know your feelings change constantly, you know you probably won’t be feeling like you feel an hour from now, but oh how it is human nature to want to pounce when anger rears that stupid, lofty head. That is usually the last thing you want to do, unless you are stuck in a position of defending your or your loved one’s life.
Sometimes I think we get so used to doing what we feel like doing that we actually forget that all it takes is that one bad decision, acting on that one impulse from which we will never return.