How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

Moral of the Sniper

The lesson we should learn from the sniper:
The world is not safe. No matter what we do, what sacrifices we make, or precautions we take, the world is not a safe place. Nor was it meant to be. At any given instant, there are countless ways that you could be injured or killed. Eventually, one of them is going to happen.
The world is _not_ safe. Maybe it will be a heartattack, a car accident, or some wackjob with a rifle, your life is fragile, and can be upended, distorted, radically changed or ended in an instant.
What this event does not mean is that laws and security must be tightened. It won't work. If anyone had the wit and wherewithal to, they could walk up to a random stranger and kill them, and _easily_ get away with it. This sniper could have stopped after two, three, five people, and vanished, never to be caught.
No matter how hard you try, you cannot be made safe.

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