Extreme violence is not the kind of biological attribute that results in the survival of a species. Life-furthering tendencies are what, by any logic, are required for the proliferation of any species. A majority reductive tendency is not going responsible for the proliferation of anything. I challenge you to identify historical or anthropological attributes supporting, even remotely, why or where we would have found a tendency toward violence or destructiveness an advantageous feature of the human being. Think about this for a while in the context of society and culture and the amount of destructiveness we are responsible for causing. Ask yourself: Could a change in your mind amount to a change in culture? If we were more understanding and selfless, would we produce such deranged individuals? Modern western medical history shows that the “insane” are typically the least violent members of society when un-hospitalized, un-medicated, and left “free”— I offer this as another argument against calling upon an individual source of violence Vs. a mass-psychological source.
It is my responsibility as a human being to argue for potential of humankind to understand the methods of understanding and peaceful life-furthering qualities. As a society, we all have blood on our hands for last week’s tragedy. I am just a jewelry designer and otherwise artist and I don’t know how I can spread patience and peace but I understand it is my responsibility as an individual to use every channel of communication to extend compassion and productive, progressive dialogue to everyone I can, because the authorities who are in charge to shoulder my individual burden of responsibility for me are NOT doing enough with high enough quality.
If anything I say sounds insane to you, please don’t hesitate to send me messages on here and I will try to explain to you exactly how and why I feel peace is achievable and a natural tendency of human beings. I’ll always leave anonymous on, if that helps. I want to spend as much as my life as I can sharing conversations and thoughts with people on how to become softer, more beautiful and loving people. It’s all truly want and I have known for a long time that I do not feel that life is worth living if I am too irresponsible to take the effort to expose people to the easiness and lightness of being a person full of love, patience, and forgiveness, as well as trying to share the sources of destructive tendencies as I learn about them witness them, or read about them.