I am really studying that little book I mentioned in my earlier post today on parenting: When We Grow Up by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani. My soul’s version of ‘moving forward’ and ‘traveling onward’ very much includes LEARNING anything that I think will help me (and possibly others) accomplish exactly this kind of movement. In other words, I desire to study things that help me understand myself in the world a little more — one word, one idea at a time.
In reading this little book I am confronting some important concepts about how OTHER PEOPLE are SUPPOSED to be watching out for parents to make sure parents are taking care of their offspring correctly.
My society-culture failed me. Society-culture is ALWAYS at fault when an infant-child is mistreated, neglected and/or abused. Society is SUPPOSED to be guarding children by not ONLY watching the little ones to make sure they are OK, but also by watching the grownups in charge of caring for children to make sure the job is being done right.
And, yes, there IS a right way to be a person in this lifetime — and there is a right way to take care of the next generation of little ones who are growing up to take their parents’ place in the circle of humanity. Knowing that human social order is in a stage of decay so that it can be built up RIGHT starting now and into the future is at least some comfort to me — at the same time that I can see in this little book that those of us who were hurt as little people WERE ORPHANS.
Yup, that’s it. We were orphans! What my parents did to me did not qualify them to be my parents, plain and simple. I was left alone in the hell they created for me — and essentially raised myself.
Human cultures have a long ways to go to get things right. We are as a species barely at the developmental stage of unruly, selfish teenagers. I hope we stay on the right road!!!! And God knows which road is the right one. Humans just have to figure that out and make different choices. Taking care of little babes and children would be a very good start in the right direction — and I mean ALL babes and children!