The first of the issues I would like to address is the issue of race relations. It does'nt matter what race you are there are those who hate on both sides of the issue. Those who believe that because a person is white they hate all who are not. And those who believe that a because a person is not white they are lazy, on welfare or of no real value. I believe that everyone regardless of color has something to offer to the world and to society. It is each person's responsibility to take all of the opportunties available to them to make their lives and the lives of their children better. We are many colors but one race, HUMAN.
The next issue I would like to address is the youth of today. We allow others to be the major role models for our children and wonder what went wrong when these children take the wrong path. Examples of this is that our children are constantly exposed to the moralless behavior of certain actors, singers, fictional characters and in some cases politicians.
These kids are exposed to every imaginable vice and twisted thought thanks to tv, movies and the internet. I am not saying that the internet,tv, or movies are bad they serve very useful purposes. The problem is that most children are not given strong, positive alternative influences in the home. Many parents today raise their children with a live and learn attitude and so the children live what they learn, most of which is not good.
We have to take responsibility and take back our children teach them true values. The term family values should apply not only to our families but to everyone we are in contact with and our children should learn this.
I think that our biggest problem is that we have become lazy, selfish, ungodly people who think only of ourselves and have lost the ability to feel empathy. We have lost that ability under the crushing weight of the burdens we must carry in our daily lives. We must find our humanity once again and only then will we achieve true peace, in our live and in our world.