hopeless youth

Children are losing their innocence so young these days. They are exposed to the evils and injustices of this world so early in life. I’m sure it’s nearly impossible for their young minds to understand. Why people are so cruel?  Why people do wrong? Why do tragedies occur? It’s hard for me to grasp and I’m nearly 20. It’s so heartbreaking to see. A generation of children who at such a young age have no hope. I’m talking 3 and 4 year olds. They don’t believe that people are inherently good. They don’t believe that things can change for the better. They don’t believe they have a voice. No power. At least I can look back and say that I remember when I believed that anything was possible. A time when I trusted people. A time when I saw the good in people. At least there was a time when these things were real to me. But these kids can’t even say that. They’re being born into so much wrong that it makes seeing the right such a challenge. And even more unfortunately, these children are being born to a generation of parents that are incapable of guiding them in such a way that their hope and happiness isn’t affected. Everyone acknowledges that some steps need to be taken, but nobody is moving their feet.

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