Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Extinction of the Thin Shelled People

With all the violence abounding today, and tv and movies catering to ever more graphic depictions of such, it seems there is a segment of the population which is rapidly fading away. This would be the soft, kind- hearted people who go through life with the innocence of a child. They are the ones who people sometimes relate to with a feeling of stability. Grandma. Uncle Fred and Aunt Martha. The woman who always bakes cookies for all the neighbors at Christmas. People who have been the same for as long as anyone has known them and probably will stay that way until they die. Nice, kindly people who are disappearing as the chaos of the world forces them out of their innocent cocoon and makes them watch as murders, rapes and despicable happenings are paraded through their lives. Its not easy to turn aside and not be affected when faced with so much harsh reality.

As a parent, I try to protect my children as much as possible, but at the same time to warn them of the dangers in life, thereby exposing them to the insanity I want so desperately for them to avoid. Thankfully there are still a few examples of the kind of people who stay as they are... People who become emotional at the sound of a baby crying, or who feel pain at the loss of someone they didn't even know. I only hope these people are more of an influence on my kids than the so-called leaders of the world.


Blogger Michelle's Spell said...

Hey Tim,

Everything you say is true. It's a little depressing that people have gotten so harsh! But I find pockets of kindness and that's always refreshing. I do miss the cookie bakers, though! Hope you're having a good Friday!

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