Honor rolls are good, but are they really? How about the kid who gets left behind or has been told he's stupid or dumb. To me, it's a way to favorably label some kids and unfavorably label the rest. Our generation had classrooms filled with cold-hearted teachers who touted their authority like they were mini Hitlers. That's not to say all teachers were that way, but many were. Parochial and public school alike. I can say that because I attended both.
Life has all kinds of divides, just like the mountains that divide the east from the west.....
- Wealthy and poor.
- Educated and uneducated.
- Employer and employee.
- Teacher and student.
- Young and old.
- White and black.
- Republican, Democrat, and Independent.
- Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu......
Oh, I know my views are simplistic and naive, but that's okay. I'm tired of the divisions. They seem sillier the older I get. If the pioneers could make their way across, through, and around the Continental Divide, there's got to be a way we can make our way peacefully alongside those with more and those with less. My feeling is that the less a person owns, the less problems there are to contend with. More possessions, the more problems. Fairly simple mathematical conclusion.
Every person that has ever lived had and has a unique flavor added to the stew of humanity, and if we take the time to taste how delicious life really is......well, then, we'll realize that all of us need to be exactly as we are. Instead of finding faults, maybe we should start looking for the flavors.
If I have a crystal keepsake from my great-grandmother, I'm probably not going to throw it around like a Frisbee. Aren't we all someone's keepsake?