Breaking the Cycle

Children aren’t born

with prejudice and hate,

but when raised with it

they tend to emulate.

Then prejudice once more

gets passed on down.

Until tolerance and education

start turning it around.

Hansi Riley

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Lost Generation

This is so cool!  It’s a short *palindrome video and well worth the time it takes to watch!

A *palindrome reads the same backwards as forward  Make sure you read as well as listen…forward and backwards.

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The video was submitted in a contest by a 20yr old.  The contest was titled “U @ 50” by the AARP, when the video was shown, the whole room was awe-struck. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA  I hope you enjoy it too!

Keepers of the Earth

We are the present keepers of the earth

as were many generations before us. 

What they have or have not done

has made its mark and will continue to play out

but how will future generations view

the contributions we’ve made…         Hansi Riley

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What’s going on, could we be fueling these youth shootings?!?

Children are like sponges and generally absorb more information in a shorter time than adults.  So it has always been up to adults to make sure that they are educated and protected from extremely negative information.  I think at this point we should be reevaluating what is feeding this increase in youth violence. It actually wouldn’t hurt to tone down some of the violence in games, movies and TV either.  Desensitizing is not new, it has been used for centuries to ready troops for fighting.  Unfortunately it seems that some are acting out some of the violence they see.  If you think I’m just a right wing conservative, your very wrong.  I have always been a moderate and I have no agenda, other than to speak out when I think it can help.  To have this many reoccurring shootings and violence coming from our youth is not normal!  I actually think it’s a pretty strong warning.  The hormonal imbalance going on as a child matures is pretty erratic, one moment laughing the next crying and so on. A happy well balanced child may not have an issue with all of the violence, but obviously there are some that are.   All I’m saying is to check out what is on the games, movies and TV and come to your own conclusion.  Those of you out there directing, producing and so on, would it kill you to take it down a notch.   Hansi Riley