“…simply make things better for someone else, as if I were to be born again, and that someone else, and it doesn't have to be me, but it could be someone like me, that they would have a better life than I had, that everyone was better. There is something seriously wrong with everyone, and that is something I observed when I was very young. We are the problem, and we need to become better, because we are fucking everything up.”
“So this is who I am. There is something seriously wrong with everyone and we need to fix it, if not for us, then for the future generations."
"Everything I have done in this life, and everything I will do, is for this purpose.”

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Respect Children

We are continuing from yesterday's post Children's Rights

So respect is not guaranteed to children. In fact, it is normal in society expect children to respect Adults, but not for children to expect respect from adults. Where for some reason adults are allowed to get angry, yell, get irritated and annoyed toward children, yet if children do so, they are at fault. Part of the reasons given, which are excuses and justifications, is that children don't earn money, and that they don't know anything about the world and the struggle that adults go through. That children are given a free ride by their parents, so the children should be as accommodating as possible to the adults. This is based on the notion of survival. But in reality, it is based with ego, as the adults are acting within self-interest at the cost of the children. This cost means that children are talked TO, and they are not heard. This cost means that children should LISTEN and not talk back. This cost means that children should RESPECT their elders. The commonsense here is that respect is given, and is earned based on WHO YOU ARE, not based on merely being old in age. Respect is not bought with money.

Respect is about recognizing the value in humanity, in life of an individual. In mutual support and coexistence that can make life something great and wonderful for both. That our flaws and weaknesses are not tolerated in the name of love. That we support one another to be our best,  with our best. Hold no respect for the weaknesses, flaws, limitations, excuses, hate, anger, fear. Instead challenge and show and reveal the potential for greatness, for care, and growth.

When a child speak, we should stop and listen. When a child speaks we should listen to what they actually said. When a child is here, we should see the child. When we speak to a child, we should simply speak, not in anger, not in expectation, not in want or desire, or in fear. Let us be equals and live the respect that we deserve, and so each one can live for themselves.


Children's Rights

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