posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 10:46 AM
Sadly, it is a societal issue, and it will take a long long time to get it right. 5000 years of recorded history, but we are only still evolving.
1. A civilised society begins with the family unit, but sadly, while parents have the natural biological means to give birth to children, TEACHING the
child is a totally different issue, and does not come NATURALLY.
Some parents spoil their kids, while others bash their kids either physically or mentally, in the belief that they way is right to bring up upright
and sane adults.
Many had succeeded, which accounts for our evolution from the caves, with illuminaries of our civilisation. But greed, crime, murder, drugs, etc
societal ills still pervades.
Parents will be first to accept responsibility for their kids, and how they turn out in life.
2. Next in line will be our relatives and friends. They are our social peers, and we humans are very much influenced by those around us. If we stay
with positive people, we mature and progress quickly as well as positively. Stay with negative people, and we will be suckered into negativity,
regress and may eventually go insane one day.
3. Next to accept responsibility will be religious leaders. Religion is meant as a moral and ethical path for mankind's progress and evolution.
Interpretate it right and we will be elevated. Do it wrong, and we regress.
Much lays with religious leaders, on what they do, did not do, had done and had not done. It is their teachings that largely reflects how a society
progresses or regresses. No child was born an atheist or will anyone find an atheist in a foxhole during a aerial bomb attack / ( when faced with
pressures and stresses of life)
4. Society itself - through the elected leaders, have to take and shoulder most of that responsibility. As a civilised society that had enough of
living in jungles and with jungles laws, whom had decided to SHARE and live as a unit protected to progress and evolve TOGETHER, it creates and
legislate laws that are ensured we all can live and co-exist with one another, leaving none behind.
Alone, an individual will not have knowledge of ALL aspects civilisation traits - society, economics, politics. But when we SHARE our knowledge and
pool our resources, we will then be able to progress and evolve, for each brings to the table something that they know and when combined, forms the
whole. No man is an island, nor is a man born out of a rock.
Thus, there is need for more meaningful conversations to be shared, discussed and debated to find solutions for mankind to progress and evolve.
Right now, at this moment, we know what are the problems of the world, the nation and the community faces, so long as we seek for the truth and do not
live in denial. Solutions are needed.
One of the issue right now posed on this thread is why are some kids seemingly hell bent on following the example of the ChildSlayer.
Rebelliousness and angst of youth perhaps? Ignored by parents and adults? Inflated egos? It is only common, for ALL of us were teens once.
Perhaps the solution lays in creating MORE avenues where EACH child can show his/her worth to their peers, such as hobbies, sports, academic
achievements, talent searches, etc, and each activity given EQUAL weightage of applause and recognition?
For example - a baseball team is equal to the football team, a sciene olympiard is equal to a literature olympiard, a singer is equal to a a scout,
and ALL of them are treated equal, as only contributors to the whole? In this manner, none will be left behind, or feel left out or unwanted by
his/her peers, parents and society. .