It's a different time, indeed. Where one is better off just accepting whatever frustrations and understanding the situation, without the uptick in emotional reaction. There are very few situations not involving knee-jerk reactionaries these days, which is telling of the times we live in today. For numerous reasons, it seems, society is much too impatient and provocative these days. I find myself longing for the days when forgiveness and understanding seemed more prevalent.
Although I'm an avid 2A supporter, I'm also a pragmatist. I find it very difficult to understand why our culture seems to dwell on violence and death, especially in those particular instances when there are other alternatives.
I guess maybe I'm different. But I would like to think otherwise, however more difficult that seems every passing day...