SELF-WORTH / SELF-RESPECT / AND ALL THAT GOOD STUFF!
by Angel Star of angelstarcreations.com.
My thoughts... As are all of my writings here.
First thing kids should be taught is self-worth and self-esteem. And I don’t mean having a huge ego and being narcissistic. I just mean feeling good about one’s self. It would be great to feel good about one’s self. Don’t you think? And not by comparing to another person or another group of people and so on either. And they should be treated with love and kindness. And parents should let them know that they are loved and cared for. All kids should start out feeling that they are fine the way they are.
The second thing they should be taught is to know that other people are to be treated with respect. And that other people are fine just the way THEY are! I mean, they don’t have to love everyone, just don’t complain about the differences between themselves, their “group” and other people. If one doesn’t like how someone or some group is acting, just avoid them.
The third thing is to not start young kids off playing such violent and destructive games such as shooting games or other seemingly destructive activities. Very, very, very important these days: Protect your kids. DON'T put pictures of your young children on line. Keep them off social media. Until they are like 30! Ha ha. But seriously, it's not really funny. There are predators out there on social media pretending to be kids. Check the chat apps. Check what other parents are saying about them. Check what people on YouTube are saying about them. A couple of them are Spotafriend and a new one I've been seeing lately is Spoon. Sounds creepy. They all sound creepy. MyLOL was taken down because of predators.
From about 2005 until 2010 I lived across from a school, grades one through six, in Taos, New Mexico. The kids were lined up and marched around the school yard like they were in the military. “Hup, hup, one, two, three, four!” the instructor said. It was very unsettling to listen to. Why do we need to teach kids in some militaristic manner? And then they go shooting up some school, or church, or mall, or music venue, or a football game. And we wonder why this happens so much so often these days.
There’s so much horrible stuff going on these days, here in 2020 and coming up on 2021. It makes me upset. All of it.
Just treat everyone kindly. Teach kids to do that, right from day one. Teach parents to treat their kids kindly and with respect. Then maybe the kids will learn to treat other people with kindness and respect.
Teach them self-worth in a kindly manner. Kids and teenagers start smoking cigarettes, or vaping, or taking drugs, or shooting up their school, or whatever, so they can feel cool or feel part of the in-crowd or something. Or they are taking drugs, but that’s another story. It would be nice if they could do something more creative or at least something more constructive. Or help someone less fortunate. Spread kindness.
I grew up and was told in high school that things would get better in the future. Unfortunately, that never happened.
I’m a kindhearted person generally speaking. I wish everyone was the same. Maybe I’m just naive. But I don’t think so. I went to college. I watch the news. I’m just sayin’.
I wrote this in 2019. Updated October 2020.
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