I am privy to the disturbing nature of the human race on a continual basis. My perspective is magnified, therefore noticing things that many take as purely normal.
Well, maybe it is normal. But, that doesn’t make it any less disturbing.
I have a question I ask children. Sometimes I ask adults this question, but most adults are more guarded in the way they answer it. They know better than to simply blurt out what their true nature would normally express.
If you were driving home one night, and there is a curve in the road, and you see 3 fuzzy, pink aliens on the side of the road that are obviously lost, what would you do?
A. Stop the car and offer assistance, and go home and tell everyone.
B. Don’t stop the car, go home and tell no one.
C. Try to hit them with your car.
I notice that the older people are, the less likely they are to blurt out that they would choose Option C.
But, children do it – immediately.
“Try to hit them with your car!” they said immediately.
Where do they learn this barbaric approach? From their family, no doubt. Interestingly, if I were to have asked their parents this question, they would know better than to express that fact.
I had a teenager respond to this question, with a smug reply.
“I’d hit them with my car,” she said with a smirk.
“You’re kidding, right?” I said.
“No,” she said.
I dismissed that child from my class.
Here’s my point:
You’re only human. I know that.
You know that.
Try to do better…