On Falling From Innocence (final version)
However, if I consider the dictionary, this means that most people are at least somewhat innocent. But in a time when mass shootings outnumber days in the year, when people drop bombs without a thought, and kidnap children while they sleep, how is it possible for anyone to stay completely innocent? I fear that kids lose their childhood purity and wonder too early. They are forced at too young an age to confront death, murder and violence. I fear that we no longer know what to do to fix our own societies. I fear the world will slowly forget innocence ever existed. The fact that it is so easy to lose makes it all the more precious. And perhaps this slippery, disappearing nature of innocence is also the reason that it’s so hard to define.