Since having children, I have dedicated my life to looking after my children, to guiding them on the right path and to walk the correct road. Also, to look after my elderly Mother as best I can and well to be honest I spend a lot of time as a non paid political activist and animal rights activist.
If you feel uncomfortable with that, feel free to disappear (my gut instinct says to f**k o**!) and escape into your own little bubble!
I despair at the lack of empathy shown to fellow human beings let alone that shown to vulnerable animals.
I wonder why people don’t look at the world the way I do and condemn all that is wrong in it.
My children, like me, are not perfect and we sometimes over-react to situations within the home. We always realise when we are wrong though and talk about it and apologise to one another. Sometimes they do wrong and lectures ensue. They end up knowing what they did wrong or where they went wrong and we discuss it and address it. Many apologies follow.
I spend time on Facebook and Twitter fighting for what I believe in. Sharing the wrong doing in the world and praising the good. On Facebook I get little reaction, on Twitter a little more. On WordPress not much reaction.
I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I will not die with one. I don’t care! What I do want is to bring my children up to be the kind of people I think they ought to be, to care, to fight for what they believe in and to not care what the heartless think.
Only this morning, I shared and commented on Facebook a petition I had signed about a zoo in England and its appalling record on killing animals they had no room for whilst leaving animals so hungry they ate each other. Not one of my friends liked or commented on the post let alone shared it.
I struggle to comprehend the lack of empathy.
Twin 1 saw me share the post and comment. I heard him go down stairs and tell his Sister about it. How lion cubs were shot because there was no room for them in the zoo. I heard twin 2 express her disgust. I heard them discuss how it was “a shame” and I heard them pity those poor animals and yet no matter how I try to raise awareness and bring about change it all seems to fall on the ears of those who don’t care enough to show it. Thank goodness I have brought up my twins to see what is wrong.
Only cowards close their eyes to wrong doing. Next time something appalls you please speak out.