No need to recount this story: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57476379/questions-remain-over-mass-shooting-at-batman-screening-in-colo/
Most of us know the details. We were shocked/horrified/deeply saddened/outraged and upset.
Our initial reactions to each other aside, how many of us replayed the incident in our heads, casting ourselves as a major player in our own home movie? Did we play a heroic moviegoer who set aside all fears and tackled and fought the gunman? Did we decide to play the villain who created chaos for nothing more than the love of chaos?
Did any of us co-opt someone’s conflict and make it our own for our own meaningful(and meaningless)enjoyment?
I did. Other than that all I did was eat a cheeseburger and check my facebook today.
It isn’t their tragedy, it’s ours. We like to think so, at least.
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