- Apr 12, 2018
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I agree with all you said above but just to clarify what I said upthread........
When I references the innocence I had in my youth I was referring to the fact that at that time we didn't have this.....
"The US has suffered at least 162 mass shootings in the first 15 weeks of 2023, according to the Gun Violence Archive. That’s an average of more than 1.5 mass shootings every day so far this year."
Yes we had violent crime. But this gun violence, the mass shootings in our current society is beyond anything I could have imagined back then. The loss of lives, many of them children. I could not have imagined this in my worst nightmares.
Don't let someone else take away from the good memories of your childhood just because they may not have had happiness; their misery wasn't caused by your joy. You shouldn't have to feel guilty for being a happy kid, nor should you be made to think you're delusional for having good memories. Remembering those times of our lives that smacked of sweetness and contentment is just important as remembering how much maturing our society had yet to do, and to slap that away is just being mean for the sake of being mean.