One night, I was suddenly called back to work. Two teachers requested a rush printing job for they need it the next morning for their school assessment. I did the usual: copy their files, resize and print. It was a 36-page job and I needed to print 8 of each. As I scan through the files while waiting for the prints, I noticed that what I was working on was the school’s newspaper. It was fun reading articles; student journalists trying to reiterate the world into letter size publication. What shocked me is the editorial section. Here’s one of the lines:
"Why would parents impose to us their traditions? This is not 1950’s. We are living in an era totally different from them. Why would they tell gadgets are of the devil? Why would they dictate what gender we want to be? It is our duty to make them know and understand in order to make our world a better place."
Now, this is just some of what was written. I know something is wrong in this line of thinking but somehow I can’t make a decision on what to do. I wonder what manner of communication this child has with her parents. I wonder how can someone so young have this urge to break away from the ground she was standing. I feel something weird in my stomach as I finish the article. I’m sharing this so I can have multiple angles in which to tackle this issue. I just don’t want to be the adult who tells but never have any path to show. Thank you and God bless us all.