If Wishes Were Changes There’d Be No Goodbyes*

10 Vaguely Comforting Things About Little American Children Dying

Had they lived, we all know the happy bits of life they would have enjoyed, but here are a few things they’ve been spared in this random, heartless existence:

Never learning that Santa is a lie.

Never having to experience the circle of Hell called High School.

Never knowing what unrequited love feels like.

Never knowing the pain of a broken heart.

Never feeling unwanted or misunderstood.

Never knowing guilt or regret.

Never living in a twisted society that glorifies the very violence it supposedly finds abhorrent.

Never knowing hopelessness or despair.

Never finding mental illness hiding behind the door of adulthood.

Never knowing loss.

*If Wishes Were Changes by Nanci Griffith

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Frank Moraes is a freelance writer and editor online and in print. He is educated as a scientist with a PhD in Atmospheric Physics. He has worked in climate science, remote sensing, throughout the computer industry, and as a college physics instructor. Find out more at About Frank Moraes.

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