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2010 is over. Thank God. It’s been a rollercoaster ride from hell, from natural disasters to the ongoing ever present recession, things have not been nice (putting it mildly). Nevertheless tonight, err….tomorrow begins a new year, new beginnings, new chances, new opportunities and for a lot a people, new resolutions.

I can tell my age is catching up to me. Because this year, my resolution is so far removed from the norm, it signifies the next step in my learning process. my own personal maturation in life. Or to repeat what my wife says “my Buddhist Monk” like ways.

As much as our President has touted change, I fear there will be none. At least not in our lifetime or not in the manner in which we expect. And that got me to thinking….why? Really, why can’t we change? As a whole, once we reach adulthood most people are set in their ways like super glued concrete shoes, only changing when traumatic events unfold.

Our only chance is our children.

Children are full of creativity and ideas that are unrestricted by boundaries and prejudices. Children can provide the change we need to TRULY make this world a better place. It starts at home, in your neighborhoods, in your cities. Stop dashing your child’s dreams. Give them positive reinforcement all of the time. Support their goals. Teach them. They are apt to learn life quicker from you than from a stranger in the form of public schooling.

My New Year’s resolution?  To inspire all youth. Whenever and wherever I can.

Think for a second if we all did that, what would begin to transpire. So instead of trying to lose 10lbs off your fat ass in a gym program that you won’t stick with, why not volunteer at a local Boy’s and Girl’s club? Or start a tutoring program? There’s also Big Brothers/Sisters programs.

I can’t be the only person who can see that as a whole, adults have failed miserably. It’s time to hit the reset button and give our children a chance to right our wrongs.

What’s YOUR New Year’s Resolution?

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4 responses

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  2. Sharon

    While the New Year is a time of renewal, forward movement, thinking, change,and so much more; people must really invest in change of themselves before they go out and try to influence the vulnerable minds of the young. If not, we only teach our children the same things that have caused our failures.

    January 2, 2011 at 7:12 pm

  3. very astute Sharon, all of us can’t be teachers and unfortunately a good bit of us can’t be taught. My path is laid before me…it’s a four lane highway on the autobahn.

    January 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm

  4. Sharon makes a good point. People have asked me if I planned on being a teacher because apparently everyone with a Bachelor’s in English must be one lol and I would say no, not now but maybe when I’m older and I have learned more. I am not judging the young teachers in the world; in fact I admire them but for me, I feel like I have to get my own mind together before helping someone else’s mind expand. It could be a procrastinating tactic for me to hold off taking that much responsibility but I guess it’s a good thing that I know I am not ready for all that hence why I’m not a parent either. However, I am happy that you took the step forward to helped kids last year and I hope you are continuing to do it. The youth needs us and essentially, we need them as well.

    May 24, 2012 at 8:57 am

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