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Toward Recapturing Humanity's Sense of Purpose

That apparent loneliness, a disruptive love affair or a non-fitting social predicament could spark the stark barbaric episodes of violence and terror witnessed in recent years, is preposterous, appalling and certainly evidential of a larger lost of purpose and sense of being on the part of some individuals.

Yesterday's crimes against the people of Toronto, Canada, by arrested perpetrator, Alek Minassian, 25, hold all the hallmarks of yet another example of a loner with difficulties forging relationships with others and erupting into a mass killing of innocents not responsible for the perpetrator's personal shortcomings and frustrations. 

Alek Minassian drove a rented van into pedestrians on the streets of Toronto yesterday. When his trail of mayhem had concluded, he had killed 10 people and injured another 15. He appeared in a Canadian court earlier today on 10-charges of premeditated and 13-counts of attempted murder. Toronto authorities have summaily ruled-out religious radicalism as any trigger for the horrific tragedy upon the people of city suggesting that there was no connection to foreign radical groups.

But unconfirmed reports have linked the 25-year-old Minassian as an admirer of socially-challenged mass murderer, Elliot Rodger, 22, who went on a shooting and driving rampage in Isla Vista, California back on May 23, 2014. Rodger killed six people and injured 14 in that attack. He had complained of difficulties forging relationships with girls in spite of driving a luxury car and coming from a family of some wealth and fame.

Canada's CBC has reported Minassian former school classmates describing him as a loner often seen by himself in spite of an alleged brilliance with computers.

But why are socially awkward people resorting to gross crimes against innocents who are not responsible for their failings? 

Obviously, such depraved individuals are void of any life-purpose and are definitely lacking of any sense of being and care of or for humanity. 

Therefore, in going forward, communities should continue to employ all efforts to recapturing humanity's sense of purpose within such exposed individuals. Hence, a little phrase of life-encouragement to strained individuals could add up to a big interaction that averts a future rage of violence from such deeply troubled souls.