Most violent acts against children and youth are committed mostly by people known to them … friends, acquaintances, family members … least likely are strangers. February 15, 2013, http://www.41.statcan.gc.ca
Teaching children fear instead of respect, disempowers children and makes them more vulnerable, not only to strangers, who are the least likely to get to them to hurt them, but to those close to them in their lives, particularly those in positions of power over them.
And one day, those children, or many of them, will become parents and will pass on the same legacy, unaware they are exposing their and other children to unnecessary risk and harm, not only from strangers, but from those who are supposed to protect and guide them.
What if instead, we chose to increase everyone’s Respect Level instead of engendering fear? What if we instead chose to see how we have been taught to disrespect ourselves and others? What if we now choose to learn another way … a fresh perspective that is not based on using fear as a motivator, but respect … choosing now to see how disrespecting people motivates them to hurt themselves and others … to be less compassionate, less logical, less practical … and even psychopathic and sociopathic?
Now we have a choice … a decision to be made now about how we are want to live in this world and the world we want to create by what we believe and what we do … our philosophy. What will you choose for yourself and your loved ones … disrespect and its main cohort … fear? Or respect … and its companion … love?
Logical, practical, and compassionate … Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE. The choice is yours to make tomorrow … transforming 9/11 from a date of catastrophic tragedy to a launching date of victory over fear and its number one cohort … prejudice.
September 10, 2014
Kaitlin Ann Trepanier
The RESPECT SPECIALIST
Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE author and altruistic entrepreneur … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED. ©