I………am……….angry. I am very angry and upset. I just spent three hours working in my yard partly trying to work off some of the anger I am feeling. I simply cannot comprehend the thought process of some people- if there is such a thing.
Last night, just last night I posted a blog titled “Sticks and Stones” all about being teased and bullied. It dealt generally with kids being mean to other kids. Teasing, name calling, ostracizing the nightmare treatment that the so called mean kids dish out on the vulnerable kids. While I’m sure that most “mean” kids know in some sense, that what they are doing is wrong, but it gets them attention so they don’t care. In a small way you can even excuse the younger kids, because their understanding isn’t fully developed. By the time they are in even Elementary School they should understand and not subject their classmates to their bullying abuse. Thing is, these are kids, they still have lessons to learn. Adults should understand.
That is where my anger comes from. Adults should understand. Adults should have some amount of common sense. Adults should think before they act. They should stop and realize that not everything they believe to be funny, is. They should ask themselves, “would, what I am considering doing, hurt someone?” Adults should understand that few minutes of glory they may get from their actions, is not worth causing another person pain. Especially if that other person is a child.
What am I ranting about? Well, apparently it has gotten worse. The first article I read did not give the name of the man involved, this one does.
A couple of hours ago I read an article and watched a video clip about where a man took the photo of a kindergarten student and posted it on face book with the heading “Honey Boo Boo in Walmart” He had no knowledge of this child or her family. He had no right to take the photo much less post it on social media making fun of this child. He didn’t know this child, did not know this child has health issues, al he knew was he wanted attention and best way to get it- make fun of someone online on one of the many social medias. We have all seen those photos tagged, “People of Walmart”..but those are adults. Adults who should know better than to go out dressed in their pajamas or worse. It seems that decency has faded away. Along with common sense.
To hurt a child is unforgivable. To cause a child to want to hide, to be afraid to go anywhere out of the fear of a repeat occurrence. Is simply, wrong. It is never acceptable to make fun of a child. Now this child not only has the problem with her health that causes her to be overweight, she also has the mental and emotional issues caused by a so-called adult. Shame on your sir, for causing this young girl and her family pain. You really should have known better.