As I am sure many of you have heard by now, on January 2nd, Logan Paul (a popular YouTuber for those who may not recognize the name) received widespread backlash about a video he posted in which he filmed a corpse hanging from a noose while exploring Japan’s Aokigahara. The Aokigahara is referred to as the “Sea of Trees” and it’s more popularized nickname, Suicide Forest, since it is the second most popular place in the world for one to commit suicide in. Continue reading “The Easiest Way to Trivialize Wisdom”
“Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.”
– Dag Hammarskjold
As I was in the car on my way home a few days ago, I heard the radio DJ report a recent murder (one that happened this past Easter Sunday) in which the shooter uploaded a video to Facebook wherein he shot a 74-year-old man by the name of Robert Godwin Sr.
His girlfriend drove him to do it. That’s the claim he makes in the video. Not that he has personal issues with the man he shot or that he even knows the man at all, but just in a fit of rage (which he claimed was his girlfriend’s fault) he decided to take 74-year-old, father of 10 children, Robert Godwin Sr.’s life.
What I heard next really resonated with me: