Today I have witnessed 2 gatherings. One, was of adults which come from different classes. The other was of children from different classes. Both sat together in different tables. One table was for the adults the other for the children.
The adults both were constructed of well respected people from different communities. They all mean well. Unfortunately the barriers of the class interpreted their behaviors differently. The rich class for example ate a certain way. They would reminisce about their days and mean nothing bad. The poor class also meant well but felt shamed and looked down upon. They would sit and began to imitate the rich class to try to blend in. The rich class began to feel as if they were doing something wrong. They started to talk less about places they have been to and items they had bought. This although had good intentions led to a disaster. It caused an uncomfortable silence. Two extremists rose from the table each from another class and accused one another of wrongful doing. This peaceful table that was meant to be fed upon and gather people together in peace caused a separation amongst the beings that took part in this union. Sounds familiar doesn’t it?
The children’s gathering was quite different. You see they too came from different classes but they cared not for how much money a person makes. They cared not for tangible items and materialistic views. They viewed each other as humans. To a child, race, class, and looks mean nothing and has no affect on friendship. They treat others as they want to be treated. If a person treats them bad they will not be friends with them. If a person treats them good they will be friends with them. The rich child saw a poor class child eat with his hands. The rich child started eating with his hands also and laughed together. This table was constructed to bring together children to unify as one despite Race, Creed and so on. It did just that.
The problems of the world can be solved so easily if we look through a child’s eyes. Their innocents is pure. As they grow older they will be poisoned and tainted some more than others from society. Look at the world around us. Everyone fights over what they believe is right. Tyrants should always be stricken but other nations are fighting amongst each other and never realize that tyrants are not born but they are made. Even Hitler when he was a baby had an innocence. His breeding is was made him what he was. If you want to teach others right from wrong you look at yourself in the mirror and pass judgment on yourself first. Think back and remember when you were a child if any negative feelings you have now existed back then. Trace where the hatred came from. When your teaching your children what’s wrong make sure you do not sprinkle hatred amongst them.
Hatred is a funny thing. It grows as your child grows older. Hatred is like fire or a flesh eating bacteria that spreads rapidly and effects all in its chain. Example: A child grows up, and passes all what he learned to his social circle gaining favor then passing it on to their kids and so on and so forth. After about 3-4 years you have yourself countries that despise one another. From that fire emerges a tyrant who will fuel the fire and cause nothing but death. Those who have been in a war know that when it’s over you have nothing but dead bodies everywhere. Did anybody ever ask or care if these dead bodies had a name? Did anybody know that these dead bodies had mothers, fathers, girlfriends, boyfriends, friends, children, wives, husbands, etc — People just move on. They believe what they have done is just and close their eyes.
As a child you saw only the good in people. Why not be the same. The time is soon to pass. Make good with yourself by making good with one another.