Some of our enemies

This is a supplement to Family and Friends.
Litter lining the ground as a young child walks along a busy, major road as cars wiz by to school as the sun rises above the mountains.

Yes, littering is bad. Whats worse, this child will grow up understanding it is okay not to take care of other people’s belongings (public roads belong to every Canadian, regardless of what politicians think).

This is until a retired set of grandparents wake up early to go for their early morning walk. The same one they have done every morning for the past 8 years. Each morning, the child sees these individual beings who have lived through multiple generations doing something small, and insignificant to help the planet and our people.

Why do principals and teachers fight for iPads in the classroom? A computer will never show a young child respect.


There’s an old saying. “Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand.”

The only things we are involving children in these days are computers. They understand technology really well.

What about play?

Team sports

What makes people tick? One thing is a sense of belonging.

I read the other day that people who bowl has increased hugely. Great! Yet, participation on bowling teams is almost non-existent.

Is participation in team sports over? Kids are losing skills needed to work well together. Or, their coach sits out the “star” and the parents take them off the team. This is teaching them really good lessons.


Many smart people are beginning to get very good at using rhetoric to progress their cause (e.g., larger operational budgets, etc). We forgot something grassroots leadership programs for kids (Cubs, Beavers, sports, etc) taught us.

Like goals, we need to be SMART. Good that you can be politically savvy – my experience is these people make non-political issues political (look at universities trying to rid of the word “race” on campuses – legislation isn’t nearly as effective as education).

Don’t speak in clouds all day. Even birds must have their feet on the ground. In normal speak, speak as if a grade 6 student could easily comprehend what you’re saying.

In the darkness, there is always a light

These are some of our enemies of today. There are also many things that light up the dark. The positives

This is a supplement to Family and Friends.


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