|Posted by llacroie on October 6, 2013 at 6:25 AM|
Do you have faith in what you believe?
For those of us who have been born into ideology, crapped on by sociology and sought redemption in cultural anthropology, how many of us actually have faith in what we believe? A bit of it; perhaps. Some of it; maybe. But all of it?
I work at a private school where pretty much every kid is born with a silver spoon in their mouth. And you know what I see in these kids? DREAMS.
Inside their minds are whirpools of aspirations, it is magnificence in it's truest form. Over the 13 years span of my career as an educator and an academic dean, I've only ever met a handful of these living marvels that actually thought to work to achieve their dreams.
So what do I believe? I believe that inside each child, there is a marvel. I believe that society has forgotten what it means to shelter a child in their age of purity. I believe that parents have become slaves to acceptance by their infant children, and in that have foresaken their own responsibilities to teach (yes teach..it's not just what we do at school, people. Get with it!). I believe "ignored toddler tantrums" have paved the way to impatience among children, who become risk-taking (not calculating) adolecents, who become spoiled-ass adults. I believe that even at their worst behavior, every kid screams out for guidance.
Most of all, I believe that money is fiercely overrated and needs to be put in it's place. If I have to see another little child driven to school in a million-dollar BMW, while oblivious to masses who take the train cause they can't afford the bus...
If I have to see another kid order five sandwiches (cause it's lunch time and they're hungry), and then feel full after eating one, and then throws the other four out, while oblivious to half the freakin world that quietly starves every day....
I don't hate money.. I'm disgusted by the facade of money.. by the laziness it brings and the apathy it creates. Go ahead.. go out and get filthy freakin rich.
But do not ever, a day in your life, forget who you are and how important it is for you to be here. Your child is waiting for you to step up to the plate and be the adult you need to be! It's never too late to teach them what's right.