Where Were You? Students' Stories of the Boston Marathon Bombing • An ICMPA Media Literacy Project
It was April 15th and the only thought that was in my mind was to study for my upcoming math exam. With a blink of an eye, I had already spent two hours on math. So I decided to take a break and go on to check my Facebook. The only thing I saw were the condolences of people for the victims of the Boston explosion. This was the first place that I heard about the news. I could not believe my eyes because it just felt like it was just yesterday when the Connecticut shooting took place. If it was not for social media I would have found out about the explosions much later because I do not check news websites as often as I check social media websites. I am glad for the fact that I can have information about anything that is happening in the world at the touch of a finger. However, its unpleasant and scary to see the violent events that are take place.
I am shocked as to how terrible things can happen so often. Shocked at how innocent people can die just within a short amount of time. Shocked that it seems like nothing can be done to prevent or stop terrible events like these. It is just because of a few individuals that the safety of the entire country is put into jeopardy. Despicable events like these make me wonder if our world can ever be peaceful. Even though it is human nature to have disagreements regarding religion, customs, governmental polices etc, these differences should be resolved peacefully rather than using violence. It would be an honor to be a part of a society where everyone is treated with respect, not discriminated and abused. This is the type of peaceful society that I desire to live in . I hope to one day open my Facebook and not see posts about explosions and violence but rather positive acts that individuals did for the society that benefited people. I hope for a peaceful and safe world!