Ok, once I got started on the Blog Action Day post I thought of something else that has really been bugging me lately. I was going to put it on the same post, but thought it would get too long.
I have been looking around and have seen so many street children. And I know that I am only seeing the tip of the iceberg here. There are so many more out there, in areas that I don’t visit, in the other cities and in little towns all across our country. Then there are also the kids from child headed households. There are the kids who are at home looking after their dying parents.
What happens in the future? What opportunities will these kids have when they grown up? They will have no schooling, no education, no moral guidance. At the moment they are begging for money. But what about later? People will stop giving when they no longer feel pity, when they are no longer children but just another beggar. They will have no hope of getting a job or any means of an income. Most of them will have no access to their records or any hope of getting an ID Book and therefore no access to social welfare or grants of any nature. They system will have failed these children.
This scares me!!! How would you feel if you were in this situation? I would feel cross. I think we are breeding a future population of very angry people. People who have had no guidance in what is right and what is wrong. People who see you with your mobile phone, your wallet with money in it, your fancy car, your house with a TV and an abundance of food? Why should they feel any compassion for you? We wonder why the value on life is so low in this country. If you had lived on the streets and fought for every scrap you had would you value life?
I feel the crime rate, and the rate of violent crime in this country is just going to get worse! What can we do about it? That I don’t know, but I do know that if we don’t do something soon we are all going to drown in it.