A couple of years ago I had made up some business cards that simply said on one side ‘Give Someone a Hug today” and on the other side it said, “Pass It On”!
I lived in North Bend, WA at the time and figured this was a good way to bring a little positivity to the area I lived in!
So, I took a walk and placed a few of these cards in various places along a bike trail, then walked a couple miles into town.
About 3 hours later I was walking across a QFC parking lot when a kid, about 10 years old, approached me on a bike!
Too my utter disbelief, he handed me one of these cards he had found about 2 miles away! I was speechless and as I smiled gratefully and was about to turn and walk away, he said “Aren’t you forgetting something!”
So, with this big smile, he gave me a hug before letting me go on my way!
I was almost in tears because of how happy this moment made me! It blew me away and created a very positive memory for me that I can share with others!
You see, I had found a positive way to make an impact on the surrounding neighborhood but I myself didn’t have the courage to just walk (or ride) up to a complete stranger, hand them a card, and give them a hug, because in my fears through indoctrination, I would worry about what the other person thought of what I was doing!
Kids on the other hand will take a positive idea like this and will simply ‘do it’ not caring about what other people think! It is the Purity of who they are and the fact they haven’t yet been indoctrinated into fearing everything! And when a child sees a positive idea, they will simply take off with that idea and create a better world for all of us to live in through their actions, providing they are given the opportunity too.
Oftentimes kids are more responsible than adults! I’m not talking about them following ‘orders’ because telling kids what to do will usually not get the results that you want because it is ‘natural’ to rebel against someone who is trying to control you. But if given a good idea, kids will usually go out immediately to try and get it done while adults will generally sit around and talk about it till the end of time.
One of the funny things I have experienced a few times is being around someone who is talking about doing something, going out and doing it myself, then coming back to hear them still talking about doing it.
In our society today, we start becoming more negative the older we get, mostly through our participation in a society that is mostly negative that is constantly pounding negative ideas into our minds!
We could learn a lot from kids and their Purer mindsets!
The church would disagree because they want us to believe that they need to teach good morals into kids when in fact they are doing the exact opposite by telling the children what to believe while the child is still young enough that they probably won’t question anything they are being told. One of the reasons Christ was teaching us to question everything, was because of the church itself and how they tell people what to believe, preferably without people asking them any questions. Because asking questions is what Jesus taught, not what the church teaches.
I’ll write another paper on how quickly and easily the church indoctrinates young children and a song that it all starts out with sometime soon.