Lets hear a little good news
Editor’s note: the author of this letter is a student at Ascension Collegiate in Bay Roberts, and penned these words as part of a writing course.
I am writing this letter because since watching the evening news and hearing people talk about what’s going on in our world I have noticed that criminals get too much attention from the media. You hear more about the bad and not so much about the good. Why must society be this way? On July 2011, Anders Breivik, a man with a narcissistic personality disorder didn’t agree with the government, so he bombed government buildings in Oslo. Then he carried out a mass shooting at a camp of the Workers Youth League on the island of Utoya.
Anders was convicted of a mass murder causing a fatal explosion and terrorism in August 2012. Anders killed 77 people, mostly teenagers. Anders was all over the news and soon almost everyone knew about him. Even today you could ask just about anyone and they would more than likely know about him, but what about the good?
I feel that not only Anders, but criminals in general should not be put all over the news. They shouldn’t have any books about them or anything because I find it makes them popular. It’s like giving them credit for committing a crime.
I believe that people who do good things should be talked about more and rewarded. Maybe that would help make a change and instead of people doing crimes they would be more concerned about other good things that are going on in the world. Also, I think that the people who do the crimes should have a longer jail time or, depending on what they do, death so there would be less people doing crimes.
In the future, I hope to see more of the good things splashed all over the news and maybe that will make people feel a little better about the world they live in. — Courtney Reardon writes from