The human mind fascinates me. I love to try and figure out why people think and do the things they do. This past week I revisited the narrative of the Columbine High School shooting and the teens involved. Why would two everyday teenagers inflict such horror on innocent people? The truth is even more disturbing than the fiction surrounding the case. Harris was a simple psychopath. He was a lost soul who was unredeemable. His miserable life was going to end badly no matter what. Klebold was just a poor sick sob who had depression and felt like an out cast. If he had never meet Harris he probably would have just wandered off somewhere by himself and blew his brains out. But the two did meet and formed an unholy alliance from hell and fed off of each other's psychosis. Harris felt superior to everyone including Klebold but he needed him to help him complete his act of ultimate superiority. The pair would kill 11 innocent people wound over 20 more and inflict mental and emotional scars on countless people that will last a lifetime. They also ended an era of innocence. Students could no longer feel safe at school. There would be many more to follow in their footsteps achieving even higher body counts of carnage but none would achieve their notoriety.
Is there a moral to the story? I don't know. I guess the truth speaks for itself.