There has been a knife attack in Turku, Finland, and people really should stop spreading, what they like to call, “fake news”.
- there’s an eyewitness video, where a man shouts and some are thinking it’s something to connect the act to a terror organisation. But in reality, the man is shouting “watch out” in Finnish: news flash, there are other languages than English.
- the attacker was shot in the leg and someone was saying, “the police should shoot to kill”. First of all, no. Second, you should get to know the law and police system of Finland before saying something like that. The police don’t go around shooting people, they rarely do it, and it’s because they’re all trained and have morals.
- and before there is an official statement from the police, stop spreading rumours. There has been victims, that’s all we know so far.
This is a sad week, first the attacks in Spain and now this. We’re not going to let fear spread, not by the people who want us to be afraid. We’re going to stand together and strong.
i just want to choose something small every day to fall in love with. how often do i really just like… study the heck out of a sunbeam. learn a new word and find out how to use it, teach it to others. watch birds because birds are nice. find a new favorite color. to find out something about each person in my life to compliment them on that’s genuine and better than “you’re pretty,” i mean realizing they always get water for other people before they sit down at lunch or how neat their notes are or how they always have a good pun. i want to listen harder and talk a little less and say more important stuff. and i want to watch out for stuff to just obsess over like a cool cloud or a tree and just. learn stuff from people. ask more questions about how her hair is so silky and just. fall in love with everybody.