I did a very thoughtless thing the other night. I clicked on an extremely savage video a friend shared on Facebook. I am still traumatized today. The graphic still stuck in my head. How could a human being do such a thing to another human?

I used to be quite tolerant for graphical violence. I enjoyed violent films because I know that underneath all the gruesome scenes are just fiction. This particular video, however, was not fake. It was captured on a cell phone and it was one of the most horrifying violences I have ever seen.

Now being a father makes me even more sensitive to those things. I almost delete my Facebook account last night, but I am still tied into several admin roles for work and various projects. I won’t be using Facebook much anymore for that reason and I also need to be extremely cautious when clicking on a video even when a friend shared it.