Shoot Em Up

So, the USA has another mass shooting? And the killer decides to off himself without the pleasure of going to the cops and having his day in court and signing a tell-it-all book and movie deal?


Still, there is no cause to worry because this will never happen in Singapore. Reason being this fascination we have with the adage that "Life is precious". Not the lives of all those we really DO want to shoot, but our own. Where we don't really see ourselves hanging from the noose as the way to go.

Another reason why Life is so "precious" to us is that deep down inside everyone of us really seriously thinks they will make it big one day. And God forbid they do anything to ruin the chances of getting to that day. Least they could do is to stay alive. Even the ones who think mediocrity and middle class is going to govern their entire existence still dream of that Toto Hongbao Draw winning ticket.

Thus, there's no need for mass panic. Just shed those tears [crocodile or not] that you usually do in the wake of a massacre, genocide, earthquake, tsunami, election.

"You had everything you wanted, Your Mercedes wasn't enough, you brats. Your golden necklaces weren't enough, you snobs. Your trust fund wasn't enough. Your vodka and cognac weren't enough. All your debaucheries weren't enough. Those weren't enough to fulfill your hedonistic needs. You had everything." - Cho
Though, it wouldn't be a surprise if these exact words were uttered mentally in the minds of some students in some autonomous / independent [read: littered with rich kids] schools around here. Still, as earlier proven, they aint gonna act on it. Life is precious.


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