I am still getting familiar with WordPress and all of the very cool things that it is capable of. I still need to do my avatar. Odd thing is I thought I did but I noticed it didn’t take. I guess the saying is true…practice makes perfect. I’ll keep trying to enhance this blog. In the meantime though I will type out my thoughts and wonders.
Today I read an article about a YouTube channel that is being accused of child abuse. I found that appalling and not sure if it was the truth because in my mind I wondered why someone would put that in the internet. I researched and couldn’t believe what I saw. Two adults with five children and the adults would “prank” the kids to the point of crying and screaming. Every other word from the parents were cuss words. The parents said it was all scripted but I have never seen a child “act” like that. It truly broke my heart. It seemed like the youngest child was the primary one that got picked on. The channel had over 200,000 subscribers so they were doing this for the money. Now because of this terrible behavior, they get no more money and they are being investigated for child abuse. Whether it was scripted or an act I think the parents need if not legal ramifications but certainly therapy and parenting classes. I’m trying to figure out what I am struggling with the most. The parents abuse/behavior or the fact that some of the comments were terribly inappropriate. Is that the world we are in? Part of me says yes it is but the other part still holds out hope that there is more good in this world than bad.
If that wasn’t bad enough, I had a friend text me and said we are on the verge of war again. Hmmm I thought. I of course went and read the news on a break from work. I see leaders of three countries acting way to macho and none of them want to back down. We have Russia and North Korea and then the United States, all heavyweights and have much to lose but also to gain. It’s a scary time. Verbal threats will lead to action and action will lead to destruction. I remember my grandparents who lived through the great depression say to me when I was younger “honey, you have to trust your president to do the right thing”. Goodness I am trying. I am putting my faith in all of our leadership to stop the verbal fights on social media and get down to business. Fix what is broken and build relationships. I know, I know, easier said than done.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to the leader of another country and what would you say?