||[Jan. 12th, 2009|07:46 pm]
The Question Club
Do you think, in response to this article, this comment is kind of insensitive and/or selfish?|
"Mr. Brooks made a choice which not only ended his life, but also impacted the lives of his family and strangers. I am a stranger that Mr. Brooks never met, but am now dealing with the ramifications of his choice. My young children were witness to his death, the police presence in their neighborhood, and are students at the elementary school where Mr. Brooks chose to end his life.
Sunday, January 11th, 2009 will not fade entirely from the memories of my children. They will always remember the day a man committed suicide in thier neighborhod, at their school, by thier home. They will forever feel the injury inflicted upon their childhood by a man who was very sad and desperate.
Our family sends our most sincere sympathies to Mr. Brooks family. It is not my intention to lay guilt at their feet. Instead, my intent is to remind us that we impact the lives of friends, family, and strangers with our choices. Even in our darkest moments, we have the power to imprint ourselves into the memories of others."
No one actually saw the man kill himself, or his dead body. At most, they saw a body bag.