I have been feeling rather agitated just lately. All these people throwing coloured paint on statues and messing them up makes me sad, mad and just plain fed up.
It’s worse than littering.
I understand that not everybody is happy with their lives, and that things have not worked out the way they wanted them to, but destroying stuff is wrong.
And it does not fix anything. You might feel good or happy for a little while, but soon you’ll be looking for something else to mess up.
If you think about it, it’s a bit like stealing.
I’m just a little kid and one day I want to be able to go and visit history. Check out what people looked like, read up on what they did. All people – no matter what colour they are.
Even if I maybe did not agree with what they did in the past – I still have the right to know about them.
If they get rid of all the statues – how long before they get rid of all the information in the history books that we have at school?
It’s not like you can change things that have already happened.
But you can learn from mistakes and make sure that they don’t happen again.
I thought big people were supposed to know better. It seems to me that some of these big people are acting worse than little kids.
Seriously! If a kid destroyed something just because he or she didn’t like it – they’d probably get a fat smack and be in serious trouble.
Imagine if you stole your neighbour’s angel statue and broke it just because you don’t believe in angels?
I listen to a lot of adults moaning and whinging that they wished their lives were different. That they had a better job… or earned more money. Or they wished they were thinner… or whinge whinge whinge. But I don’t really ever see them doing anything to help themselves and change things.
This seems a bit odd to me.
It’s up to you, yourself, to change stuff that you don’t like.
But this does not mean that it’s okay to destroy things.
Cool word for the week: Tolerance
Meaning: A willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others
Example: We have to show tolerance for what other people think – even if we don’t agree with them.