Revenge: The Greatest Motivator
Why is it that every time a school shooting occurs that everyone who knows or knew the
perpetrator identifies him/her as a troubled person who was reclusive and exhibited all manner of
anti social behavior? Never fails. Here are some of the comments that have been made about
Adam Lanza the perpetrator who entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown
Connecticut and opened fire on December 15, 2012 killing 26 people, 20 of them were children.
"Adam Lanza has been a weird kid since we were five years old," said Tim Dalton, a neighbor
and former classmate, on Twitter. "As horrible as this was, I can't say I am surprised."
"This was a deeply disturbed kid," a family insider said. "He certainly had major issues. He was
subject to outbursts from what I recall."
A further family friend said he had acted as though he was immune to pain.
"A few years ago when he was on the baseball team, everyone had to be careful that he didn't fall
because he could get hurt and not feel it," said the friend. "Adam had a lot of mental problems."
"It was almost painful to have a conversation with him, because he felt so uncomfortable," said
Olivia DeVivo, who sat behind him in English. "I spent so much time in my English class
wondering what he was thinking."
"He didn't fit in with the other kids." "He was very, very shy. He wouldn't look you in the eyes
when he talked. He didn't really want to lock eyes with you for very long."
It's almost as if everybody knows, but nobody cares, or maybe they do care but really don't
know what to do. They continue to walk amongst us being spoken about as weird by neighbors
and family members who wish they could take a peak into their secret life and discover what
conclusions they have drawn about life. Who or what are they angry at, and what measures will
they take to get even with the world maybe for just being born.
Revenge: the greatest motivator known to mankind. It's been around since Cain and Abel
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