I just came across a news article on the internet : “Lanza DNA Study: Geneticists to Analyze Adam Lanza’s DNA to Find Answers”.
(SOURCE : christianpost.com).
Isn’t it amazing how authorities will do anything to find a scapegoat instead of pinpointing the real issue?
So now they’ll blame it on the poor lad’s DNA! Ridiculous!
I don’t know what you make of this news story, but to me, this is just another attempt at pushing the real issue out of the public eye.
What America needs is better gun control, and close-knit societies that don’t just isolate loners like Adam.
What America needs is divorced parents taking utmost care to make sure that their children are not so hard hit by their separation, that they decide to go out in the way that Adam did.
Many of you see Adam as a monster, or as the devil incarnate, perhaps?
But, to me, Adam was just another bright, but deeply disturbed teen. Adam Lanza wasn’t just a name, but a phenomenon that lives on. An unwanted legacy that America shall have to do with.
What do they call intensely bright, but socially unacceptable kids in America? Nerds, right? Adam was a victim of the popular ‘nerd’ culture, that ensured that he remained a lonely kid for all his life.
What can be worse than this? Some of his classmates do not even remember how he looked. An insignificant existence.
What made him decide to do what he did? I mean, he was not the guy with the worst fate in the whole world. News tells me that he lived in a huge, sprawling home – the standard American dream home.
I’ve seen people worse off than him. I’ve myself lived in worser conditions than him. I’m of the same generation to which he belonged.
I believe he did what he did, because he felt he was alone. He felt he didn’t have anyone to share his feelings with. Also, he lived in a home full of guns. Two plus two is four.
People from his school remember him as a ‘nice’ kid. I believe he was indeed a nice kid. But beneath the nice-ness lurked a hollow life, torn apart by his parents’ divorce and the lack of counselling.
Material wealth is not everything. Adam Lanza proved this once again.
We are social beings. We need friends, parents, a nurturing family. We need someone to place their arm on our shoulder and to tell us that they love us.
I know this probably sounds touchy-feely. But I do not care. I feel for Adam, from the bottom of my heart. He too was a victim in the Sandy Hook shooting – a victim of social ostracizing.
Perhaps all this could’ve been avoided had there been timely intervention. I wish someone had tried to be his friend. I wish someone had sat down with him and asked “How are you, Adam?”.