Innocents die every single day as a result of our actions. Many lives were lost in the countless tragedies that were caused by mankind. Innocent civilians die in Syria, Palestine, and the Rakhine State. Innocent, young lives were lost in the US due to the countless shooting tragedies that happened there. Many futures destroyed and countless grieved. Unfortunately, there seemed to be no end.
I have always envisioned death to be a lovely thing, a passage to the afterlife through a beautiful death with family and friends huddled together around a deathbed of the dying. I have also always envisioned the dying to have lived a long and fulfilling life and finally, after achieving everything that they can on Earth decided that it is about time to go to the afterlife to see God. Unfortunately, for the countless people out there, the end is not so beautiful.
I believe that death comes for everybody. Death comes for the young and the old, it comes for people of all races and occupations and it comes for everything that is alive. However, to me, the death of a young one is especially tragic.
Recently, Christina Grimmie also known as zeldaxlove64 was murdered when she was brutally shot during the meet & greet session at one of her concerts. A young woman with the voice of an angel gone just like that. Don’t get me wrong, her death is one of the many innocent people that die every single day and her death is no different that the deaths of innocent civilians in Syria. However, the incident to me was pretty much the last straw.
Because her death was a tragedy that could have been avoided. It was a tragedy that should never have happened. Hell… It is a tragedy that we should not be discussing right now because the point has already been made countless times through the shootings that occurred before. E.g. Sandy Hook Elementary.
Unfortunately, we are still talking about it right now and maybe long into the future and while we talk, many others would suffer the same fate.
I cannot comprehend this.
“Every soul shall taste death.”
But the death of innocents in such gruesome ways should never have been allowed to happen let alone even have the slightest probability to happen and this does not only apply to gun violence in the US but also to the relentless drone bombings in the Middle East, the slaughter of civilians by ISIS, and the death of hundreds of Rohingya in Myanmar.
It is unfortunate that many are and will be victims of the bigoted leaders where decisions are made based on their favour in the pretence that it is for the benefit of the country and without the slightest thought of human life that will be lost.
Gun violence, for example, is a clear example of that. With the countless tragedies that happened especially one of the most gruesome, the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy, one might think that that would have been a good enough reason to ban guns. Unfortunately, common sense did not seem to be part of the software of the elites. With the gun lobby having strong political influence, it has become hard to see progress.
Furthermore, the selfish acts of world leaders have made me lose hope in the world. The death of innocent civilians at the hands of President Bashar Al-Assad and the support he receives from President Vladimir Putin, the support of Aung San Suu Kyi to oust the Rohingya from their homes and the up and coming (most likely) President of the US, Donald Trump are great examples.
I personally grief the deaths of all the innocent civilians every single day especially those young ones who had died not knowing why.
I personally feel pain when I heard about the murder of Christina Grimmie because I have watched her grow up on Youtube. Furthermore, we were of similar age, she died at the age of 22 and this year, I am 21. I watched her videos back when I was in secondary school, listening to her amazing covers on repeat. I watched her develop from just a singer on Youtube to a singer that does tours all around. Even though I have never met her, I was still able to connect with her through the power of the Internet. Her death was unexpected, to say the least. She had so much going for her but unfortunately, that was taken away. To me, it just goes to show that anything can happen, even death at the most unlikely of places.
However, I am angry, angry because things could have happened differently if leaders actually took the hard stance against gun violence and stop making stupid decisions based on money and power. Actually, if only leaders do what is right, what is morally right, there wouldn’t be any more of such tragedies.
Because doing the right thing is always the right thing to do.
Now, the only thing I can do is pray, pray for the safety of everybody innocent and trapped in conflicts, pray for the safety of humanity and pray for people to finally move against leaders that are corrupted.
Christina was one of the many innocent lives that were lost and one of the many examples that to me prove that the world is almost beyond help.