Cruel world

It seems like everytime we turn on the news, there is something awful happening somewhere in the world. Things have grown so bad, you don’t want your kids playing outside by themselves. You question everyone you meet. Etc. When I was a little kid, I used to play outside without adult supervision with my friends all the time. I rode my bike down the road to the gas station without a single thought. Now, I cannot even let my 7 year old step outside without me being right by her side. The world has become cruel.

Many parents are trying to toughen up their kids to face this dark cruel world. Trying to toughen up their kids for situations that could happen. How to handle the things that are going on. Playing the defense against the worlds in their teachings. However, it is not our job to toughen up our kids to face the cruel world. It is our job to raise kids who will make the world a little less cruel. We should play offense and teach our kids how to be innovative. How to be the reason the world gets better.

We can show our kids how to make the world less cruel by bringing back manners. There are so many kids these days that I see in stores who will run you down with the shopping cart without a single care in the world. Not even a single ‘excuse me’. Bring back the caring. Teaching them the importance of a helping hand. Teach them the concept of ‘karma’. I understand that people don’t like karma because its not in their ‘religion’ or they call it something else. I call it Karma. Those who need to put it into their christianity box would be ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’. Teach them that putting good out into the world brings good back to them. But don’t teach them to do for other in expectations for others to do good for them. That is where we get that entitled feeling. Instead teach them the importance of kindness.

It is our jobs to help our kids grow. We can either toughen them up where they only think about themselves, or we can raise them to change the world one kind act at a time.

Nothing in return

 

If you do everything with a good heart, without expecting anything in return…. you will be less disappointed. I was alway taught that you get what you put out. What that means is that if you put good vibes into the world, you’ll get good vibes back.

Karma is what some call it. Or like Justin Timberlake’s song……What goes around comes around. Therefore, if you do everything in your life without the expectation of getting something in return….then somewhere down the line…. good will come back to you. However, you shouldn’t do everything with the thought that ‘hey I am going do this nice thing for this person so that it will bring me good fortune.’

That is how I try to live my life. Now I am far from perfect. Way way way far from perfect. So far I can’t even see the word anymore…. But I try to do unto others as I woud want to be treated. I actually suffer from what I call superhero complex….. I want to fix everyone. I go out of my way to help everyone.. or at least I try. I have mentioned before that I have gone broke helping two seperate people. But when I know that I can help someone, I do so without saying ‘if I do this for you, whatare you going to do for me’

Now if you have this type of mindframe…..I cannot guarantee that you will never be disappointed…. Cause I have been disappointed quite a lot. But not because I did something for them…. I get disappointed because even tho I am helping them they make bad decisions that get them into more crap. Like If they text me and ask for money to pay for a bill to keep lights on for their kids or something Or food or something that I feel is a necessity and I see that they instead use that money to do something stupid like buy a new phone or get nails done. I feel used and disappointed and mad.

But I am working on it. I am working on having a good heart and by not be as gullible as I have been. There is a difference between having a good heart and a helping hand and then being gullible and being taken advantage of…..