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Bloggers PhotoI love writing Poetry mostly Contemporary Poetry, it gives me a great feeling to be able to express myself in words and to know that these words are not only relating to some of the things that I've been through or is perhaps going through now but others can relate to some of my poetry.  My Contemporary Poetry expresses the way in which Our Society handles the problems or situations in their lives that we are Presently Going Through.
I can also relate to Poets of Yesterday, such as Langston  Hughes, and Edgar Allen Poe. I love to read their poetry. I try to speak for every circumstance that is being faced in our daily lives, the hurt, happiness, pain, faith, joy, dissapointments that most of us is faced with
everyday.  My interests also include song-writing, I enjoy writing Pop, R&B, Country And Western, Soul,
Blues, Love songs, etc. I also write Articles on almost  
any subject.  These are just a few of my passions.
My hobbies are reading, writing, listening to all types of music, Cooking, and dancing. I hope my journey here
at Poetry Soup be a very enjoyable one and I wish
much success to everyone here.

Why Are People So Mean To Each Other

Blog Posted:8/19/2012 4:53:00 PM
Have you ever wondered why do people treat each other so bad? Sometimes
it can be for little or no reason at all.  I have observed this bad behavior
coming from people majority of my lifetime.  I can remember early on when
I was just a child how mean children can be to each other sometimes.
If a child wasn't the same complexion or didn't look as pretty as the others,
the children would sometimes igonore or wouldn't even play with these kids.

I used to feel so bad for them and go play with those who were turned away
or mistreated anyway. This to mean is a form of abuse and should be noticed
more closely than ever. Sometimes abuse starts at an early age but it so often
goes unnoticed by some parents, teachers, and day-care workers.
We should all pay more closely attention to the way in which our children are
relating to one another. Like for instance, in a family, check out which children
favor who most and which ones are the least favorite amongst them.

This is very important because it is forming a child's character right now as 
he or she is a child and growing up in their home within their family care.
We as parents have a responsibility to ask questions, find out why such a thing
is going on, why one child is partial to another.  If we all start to notice the little
small things that can later on in life leads to bigger problems in a child's life
if it isn't straitened out or talked about right then and now.

We should all try to teach our children to "Love One Another" no matter how
the other person looks, or talks. Try to explain to them that God loves us all
and each individual is unique in his or her own way.  Do not stand by and let
this type of behavior manifest because it can bring on hatred or even resentfuliness
within the person or child who is suffering from this type of abuse.

We all are responsible for rearing and instilling within our children the values that
will help make them a more better and responsible individual to themselves, others,
and society.  We need a strong generation, one who is filled with love, joy, peace
and God's princples within their lives, this will help make a much better tommorrow,
and a stronger America! Let march our children on to victory and honor.
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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 10:05:00 AM
    human nature....

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 4:40:00 PM
    Shirley, kids mimic what they see. Parents may tell them to be nice, but then they don't treat each other nice. They don't respect their spouse or their kids. Or the kids hear them talk nasty about people at work or on the news. You have to learn to be mean. Same as you have to learn to be nice. Being selfish, I think is innate, but hatred and meanness is learned. Add the anonimity of the internet and people flex their mean muscle to give back to others what they feel has been piled on them. Or, simply to make them feel better they need to belittle others. I think it is a pure sign of weakness and insecurity.

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 4:30:00 PM
    I totally agree, and to be kind you must be open to other's comments and thoughts, and respect other's opinions. Working in hospice teaches a great deal. I think many people assume that if others disagree with what they have said or believe, they are being mean. Being open and honest is the key to kindness. Lee

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 8:50:00 AM
    I think my mom had it figured out. When she died, each of her many grand-children had privately thought that he/she was her favorite. Love, Joyce

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  1. Date: 8/19/2012 6:07:00 PM
    A very insightful and sensitive blog. I agree, parents should teach their children, but it is difficult when the parents themselves can play favorites, too. Many times they may not even realize thay are doing it, or the damage it can do to a young child.

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Why Are People So Mean To Each Other
Date Posted: 8/19/2012 4:53:00 PM

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