Social progress can be disrupted by seemingly spontaneous, reckless and rash events. In
Our continuous progress towards being a safer and safer city occasionally gets jeopardised by these isolated events, perpetrated by seemingly random people in a stroke of sudden violence.
These events are utterly sad, and their negative impacts towards social progress are disheartening. Perpetrators of these setbacks are selfish, as they undermine months, if not years, of other people working long and hard to bring about social change, or keep a good thing the way it is. We should possess and promote a social consciousness that encourages us to think of the public good first, and not succumb to impulsive actions.
For the rest of us, the ones who are negatively impacted by these quick events, we have to be prepared and cautioned for when these things happen. It’s discouraging, but sometimes inevitable.