Are opponents of same-sex marriage really concerned about children's welfare? If so, why do they not oppose convicted murderers, drug addicts, homeless folks, and even those those convicted of child abuse getting married and having children?
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Imagine what the world looks and feels like to a child taken from his mother at the age of 1 or 2. Imagine that no one has really prepared him in any way for this transition.
The roots of bullying grow strong when mindfulness, and the qualities of empathy, compassion and kindness are weak. It's much harder to bully when you see other people as "people like me."
Bullying has been around forever but is it growing? Are these the consequences of a behavior that is so prevalent as to be thought acceptable, being shown to us with the most disastrous results?
We need to learn, model, and teach whatever practice restores the Spirit of who we are, nipping self-criticism in the bud. We need to call back our own Greater Self, on a daily basis.
There are dangers inherent in being the favorite child. Unbridled confidence can be accompanied by feelings of entitlement and little, if any, realization that there are consequences for actions.
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