reply to post by Clisen33
Thats awesome, and congrat's!
I work for a major business that serves most of the state of Florida.
My job has me in areas from "big city" to "my nearest neighbor is 4 miles up the dirt road." I see all sorts of lifestyles around the state.
If you were never taught that these were your options, if you were never shown a better way, if you were trapped in your environment with (maybe) 1
parent would you have done the same/ turned out the same? (I know, who knows)
I grew up on a ranch and moved to the city, I made my way on my own step by step, I am also white, self educated (THANK GOD FOR ENCYCLOPEDIAS) and was
taught by my elders how to learn and better myself. But the fact is we are not all so lucky as to have good parents and chances given to us to
Its up to you and I to take the next step and help those who are not so lucky. To remember, at any time things could have gone wrong for us and we
could be someone that never had a chance or at least didn't know they had a chance.
What I think it comes down to is EDUCATION. And thats a huge FAIL in this nations. I would not be who or where I am had I not taken on myself to
learn. But I had the chance to do so due to my environment. Its also up to PARENTS to be parents. A good teacher can teach all she wants, but if the
kids are not getting support at home, they have no chance.
It sounds like you did a great job with yourself and planning, maybe you can do the same for a group of kids who need it.
I donate my time with kids locally through mentorship programs and being active in youth's lives in my family and extended family.
Its up to all of us to do this, to make this change, to wake up and realize we are each only as good as that crack-whore. We are each only as good as
the starving babies. We are each others responsibility.
Once we do this, then all those other problems begin to fade away.
The "need" to get high fade, the "need" to rob, cheat and steal, fades.
Nearly all the social problems we face in America are just the symptoms not the disease.
I sorry mod's, I may have taken us off topic, or then again I think its all right on topic. This is a great thread, keep up the awesome thoughts and
idea, but remember they are just thoughts and ideas until we/you take action to....
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."