[quote="djeter, post:4, topic:185718"]
The sister who taught me in RCIA once told me she had a friend and everytime something like this happened they would say to each other "It's happening again."
I guess that's why I enjoyed working on the Girard stuff so much because his theories of violence are timeless and we can see that this is nothing new. The trap (I think) is convincing yourself that the kids today are somehow different or "new." I really don't buy that. The acts or depravity may have some new twists but the motivations are as old as original sin, IMHO.
*I don't know about that though. I agree to a point with what he says, but not completely. I remember after school ''fights'' ...two boys would throw a few punches, and that would be it. I remember certain kids being bullied...I was even bullied by this one boy for years in middle school. But, to the point where they are relentless and so mean...to the point where the victim would want to commit suicide...it's different, to me. I think kids are angrier these days. Yes, there were ''mean'' kids back in the day...but, they are angrier...genuinely angry about something these days. I just think that they have a lot more negative stimulus coming at them, than back say 50 or so years ago. I dunno...it's so sad though, any way you slice it. Prayers for our youth...may Jesus heal their angry minds, and hurting hearts. People who hurt others are hurting inside themselves....typically. *