posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 10:29 AM
As I sit here listening to ABC news this morning, they are revealing that the shooter's mother reached out to the school district for help with her
son. Before blaming the school, consider that the true problem in education is not found inside the school. The problem with gun ownership is not
found within your government and laws. Realize that the problems in your society are not found within the society itself. All of it is found in the
way we teach character and the choices we all make as human examples to children. We ARE the cause of our own problems and by our choices we make the
world around us collectively.
I am an educator. From my own perspective, I wrote a book on classroom management. The second chapter of my book covers this problem straight to the
source of the thing that plagues our society. The primary way of "understanding the underlying causes of misbehavior and underachievement" in
students is to find the missing needs that cause the void in a person's life. Seeking knowledge is the only way we can better our lives and seeking
knowledge starts with the family and the foundation of love and belonging. Maslow showed this with his hierarchy of needs. It starts with the
family. We cannot look to the school or government to solve this problem. We must look to a higher source of truth.
Consider the lead quote from Confucius that I used to outline the second chapter of my book on missing needs and where those needs are founded. If no
need is left behind, no student will ever be left behind. Those needs have a foundation and the process is free. Not only is it free, it's a choice
from all of us to walk away from the unrighteous behavior we allow in society and in the media. Can we blame the media? Not without blaming
ourselves. We are ALL to blame for the foundation we provide our children from beginning to end. Unless we all walk toward a higher source of
righteousness, we will linger here in the depths of our overall choices.
“The ancients, wanting to demonstrate illustrious virtue throughout the kingdom, first governed well their own states. Wanting to govern well their
own states, they first regulated their families. Wanting to regulate their families, they first cultivated their character. Wanting to cultivate their
character, they first set right their hearts. Wanting to set right their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wanting to be
sincere in their thoughts, they first increased their knowledge. Increase of knowledge was found in the examination of things. Things being examined,
knowledge became complete. Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts were sincere. Their thoughts being sincere, their hearts were then made
right. Their hearts being made right, their character was cultivated. Their character being cultivated, their families were regulated. Their families
being regulated, their states were rightly governed. Their states being rightly governed, the whole kingdom was made peaceful and happy.” Confucius
Look in the mirror.