It has been over a month since my last blog post. That is how long it has taken for me to get back on track after the two year anniversary. To say I am back to where I was is a stretch, but we are getting there.
This past weekend Wes and I snuck away and spent the weekend in NYC. To say I am shocked is an understatement. NYC is SO different from Indiana, a good different, but different none the less. I would say a common trend was how there were so many people from so many different backgrounds. I heard several different languages. I saw every walk of life from the elite to the homeless and almost everyone just went with it.
I say almost everyone because unfortunately I witnessed two young teens verbally make fun of (to the point where they were heard) of a young person who was walking out of the hotel. Now, what the two young Indiana teens didn’t realize is that young person walked out of the exclusive part of the hotel (where Mr. Obama stays) and if I was a betting person I would guess he was some sort of actor or musician. These girls could have had the opportunity to potentially meet someone and get an autograph but instead they were too busy making fun of what he was wearing.
I just don’t understand as parents why we allow this. To make fun of someone you know nothing about, someone that literally didn’t do anything or say anything to offend you BUT yet you think you have the right to verbally bully someone. The teen’s parents were right there and witnessed the whole thing but said nothing. As parents we have to do better. We simply have to. If not I am truly afraid of where this world will end up.
To make my point clear- New York’s suicide rate is half the national average. Could it be because they don’t have to worry about being different? Could be.