Yesterday I returned from a two weeks amazing education trip in South Africa, Still adjusting from Zulu Time Zone, I woke up today at 3 am,
I couldn’t resist to grab my laptop and started clearing some emails and making my Monday ToDo list.
Then I catch up with the world news. Is easy to get down with some of the news, especially seeing the latest shooting in another North American School, and yet another tragic teenager taking the life of schoolmates.
Seems like more people were interested in the Royal wedding than the terrible losses of lives in Santa Fe Texas.
Besides any position you might have about gun controls, the truth is that our Youth is susceptible to fall quickly into, peer pressure, bullying, depression, or uncontrollable anger. the combination of that mental state and the easy access to drugs and guns makes it a fatal combination.
Why can’t we see Mental Health same way as Physical Health or Biological health?
How many years, How much money or How many lives need to be taken before we all realized that we are destroying ourselves by not taking action about this epidemic.
There is always hope, I admire the efforts of many people around the world seeing the way I see, Understanding that working right on the source could save lives.
That place is: In the family
I firmly believe that the values and confidence created at home is the way to stop violence and mental health issues in the future.
I am sure this can be debatable as many professionals are telling me that some of this conditions are chemical imbalances and they need to be medicated, but my heart and guts tell me differently, I believe we are created equal and in God’s image, and parents and caregivers have the moral and obligation to strengthen the values, and family bonding, to create that level of confidence that a kid shall not look for guns to terminate their pain, and kids can be kids.
I believe living in F8 as explained in previous blogs is the key to a better life of fulfillment and inner peace.
I admire the work of Marty Ward, founder, and creator of creating confidence eliminates bullying
She has been passionate about teaching kids locally and abroad about their TAGS, (Talents, Abilities & Gifts)
And going back to the Royals, I didn’t mean to undermine the beautiful wedding of Prince Harry and Actress Meghan Markle, but getting to my point I also admire them for their amazing leadership, with their foundation helping awareness about Mental Health.
This hour interview with the now Princes and Princesses can give you the same feelings of hope that we need. Including Sustainable Travel.
Final words, take initiative, be the inspiration, make a rule to make 1 act of kindness a day, seek for the “loners” and bring a smile today.
22 school shootings only this year have to stop, remember the “Power of One” One CAN make a difference and change the world.
The thing is that people DO talk about Mental Health issues, the problem is the majority chooses not to listen or what is worse choose not to act on it.
To uplift our day here is a video of these awesome kids we encountered while visiting the Sky Car at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Seeing them having so much fun, made me reflect on our youth in North America and gave me hope to see
kids being kids.