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Let’s Have A Real Conversation About School Shootings in 2018

There’s a lot of talk about what’s going on with our schools and our children. What I know is, what you focus on increases, what you accept fades away.  Family used to be the cornerstone of our lives. Now, we are continually trying to turn our back on family while attempting to recreate it in every other area. We need to bring back family.

We build our businesses on the family model. We use the family model to build any working system. So, obviously the family model is a working one. Our job is to accept what is and make the best of it. Stop being offended by life and start buckling up and making it the best you can.

Here’s the truth, we WANT to believe in ‘safety’ but it’s an illusion. I wish we could live in a world where it’s always rainbows and lollipops. The reality is that while we all want to protect our precious children from the horrors of this world we are only hurting them when we do. The way to make these shootings go away is to make family and community an integral part of or lives again.

We have to accept that living is risky and understand we are lucky for every breath. This should be a reminder to live every moment to its fullest. Embrace life and make every moment count, here and now.

We can not live life in ‘should’ because ‘should’ doesn’t matter. We can only deal with what actually is. We are not safe anywhere. I can be killed or raped in the ‘safety’ of my own home. We need to realize that no one is going to save you, you have to take it in your hands and take care of yourself.

I see people holding up Japan as a model of gun control but this article shows that people will find a way to commit a crime, if they want to. So, other countries do have this issue, simply a different weapon. We need a blend of masculine and feminine to find the middle ground. We are drenched in too feminine at this point and it’s getting people hurt and killed. Can we just respect each other? Men aren’t evil and neither are women. You all simply forgot what family and community were all about.


The above graph shows that banning does not work. The proof is in the pudding. Life doesn’t get easier, you get stronger. Building family and community strong so that there is love and trust is what will end this. Along with every person learning self-defense in any way they are most comfortable. Laying down and begging for things to stop does not work. You have to focus on solution and become a harder target. I’ve never met a bully that backed down from their victim crying but ironically many of them stop when you get back in their face.

Let’s work together people and make some real change that will work! Let’s spend time to look at these situations analytically and respectfully. Working together, building community will lead the way to a better world.


Let’s save our children and all our fellow citizens by going all in when it comes to respect, family, and for a strong community. Even if you are against weapons, go take a Krav Maga class and learn techniques.

Many people believe that the police have the job of protecting citizens. But that is simply not true. The supreme court held up the decision that law enforcement does not have a duty to protect in this article. So, if you’re waiting for anyone to come rescue you, you will be waiting a long while…

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What ever happens I hope we can stop fighting and work towards real solutions. That means being able to look at different perspectives and holding respect for them, even when you don’t agree. I sincerely hope this works out well, because the path we are on is one that will end in destruction for many if we don’t right the sails. There is enough for each of us to live well. Our duty as a society is to take care of ourselves and be responsible so that we can make cohesive team. If you fall down, it affects everyone else. This is why being softer is not the answer but building stronger fighters, family, and community so that we can limit these atrocious attacks. So let’s work together without labels, without hate, without preconceived notions about each other but with an attitude of tolerance and respect.

What do you think? Do you have viable options? Let’s have an honest, respectful conversation about it.


Brittani Starr