Quote: Originally Posted by unclepercy
Can you please explain to me how the loss of a child is sadder in Canada than it would be anywhere else?
I think I understand what she meant ... here in Canada we are less exposed to violence than other parts of the world. We just don't experience it as much. Maybe it's because we have a smaller population? I dunno. We are exposed, predominantly through the media, to all the horrible things going on in the rest of the world. Famine, disease, disaster ... and Canada experiences relatively little of that. When was the last time we had to face anything like the New Orleans flood or the everyday killings that happen in say, Detroit? We don't.
Correct me if I'm wrong, Suzique39, but I don't think she was saying the loss of the child is sadder in Canada, per se, but that we tend not to expect that kind of violence here. Us Canadians are more worried about being attacked by a grizzly than being shot in an act of random violence!
I don't think any disrespect was intended, Uncle.