As we fight for increases in minimum wage we ignore the fact that we have lost the fight for our humanity.
We struggle to “afford” the things that the “hedgehogs” tell us we need in order to feel as though we have made it to the “middle class” and so can relax in the comfort of not being considered poor.
Parents are neglecting to spend time with their children in order to meet the demands of their job and children are neglecting to spend time on learning in order to meet the requirements of the standardized curriculum that will land them in college so that they can get that job that takes them away from their family.
We emphasize “having” instead of loving by making the goal of education a salary instead of righteousness.
Our children are being suffocated in the same way their parents were and are made breathless by the constant barrage of things that one must have in order to remain up-to-date with current trends.
We have been taught that it’s better to trust a stranger with our thoughts and emotions than it is to trust a loved one.
Instead of confronting someone with the truth, we find it is easier to talk about them behind their back.
Money is not the answer to any problem that we face today. In fact it is the cause of the myriad of problems we must endure at the hands of the “hedgehogs”. And, while their profits increase, so do the stress levels and unhealthy lifestyles of Americans which only increase their profits.
When we provide every child in America with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their gifts and talents, we will no longer be a nation that concentrates on making money, we will be a people more concerned with making sure that, as Americans, we can be proud of the fact that we are humanistic and humble in our approach to solving the problems that we face in our nation and our world.
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