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Known by Many, Noticed by Few

Notorious or Infamous? Not many take the time to depict any kind of difference between the two. What is the true difference between a boy who shoots up his school and a man who shoots up his job? Maturity? Age? Or perhaps it's the way that they are viewed by society. A man who shoots up his job is Infamous for it, because he is supposed to be mature enough to know that the death penalty or life in jail is not worth it. But a boy who shoots up his school is Notorious because when he ends up in his juvenile detention center the other delinquints will know that he shot up his school, and his penalty will not be Death because he supposedly is not "mature" enough to know the recompense. But why would they want to do this? An unfaltering enmity? Or perhaps the idea of fame, no one will know. And why, you might ask, will no one know? It is because no one will want to get to know those people. If they were not convicted, but you saw their trials on television and saw them on the street one day in a crowd, are you sure you would recognize them? No, you wouldn't. And neither, probably would any one else. This makes both of these people Known by Many and Noticed by Few. I am sure that these kind of events can be averted, if people at jobs, or kids at school, took the time, maybe once a day, to try to meet new people. Often it is the men and women, girls and boys, who are unpopular who do this, and they do it to be noticed and remembered, be it in infamy or to be notorious. If more people took the time of day to make one kind word or comment to another, who perhaps they don't know very well, respect will be earned between everyone.
I understand that not all people can get along, but we can learn to respect each other, and if we can learn to do this, then tragedies such as these will never happen again.

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Written on 2006-05-08 at 02:14

Tags Respect  Maturity  Rage 

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Rik The PoetBay support member heart!
Very well said. It is a shame in this days fast paced and judgmental society that people do not have the time or desire to take those few moments that you suggest. A poignant text for today's way of life. Thanks for posting.