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  •  At the age when we forget them... (1+ / 0-)
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    Alice Olson

    Any child can become a problem to society if we ignore them, isolate them, interrogate them, and assume they are always up to no good. It takes confident parents and friends to keep hope alive in your youth as they grow up to be thriving adults. Forsaking any of them as not worth the trouble is our first mistake. And society's primary mistake is that we as a whole tend to assume the worst of so many of these promising young ones.

    The best thing you can do any day of the week is to disspell this illusion through acts of kindness towards those treated this way by society. Give them the benefit of the doubt, shake their hand, pat them on the back and treat them as equals in your eyes. It will mean a lot to them.  

    "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

    by Wynter on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 10:47:50 PM PDT

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