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I Believe That Children Are Our Future

If I haven’t mentioned it previously, I believe that children are our future.

Sometimes when I’m sitting around my house thinking about politics and what I want to eat and if there really is an amazing tuna melt I can find on sourdough bread somewhere in Los Angeles, I sometimes go blank for a moment and then the thought hits me about the children. And that if indeed, they are our future — maybe teaching them well would allow them to help lead the way.

Teaching them is obviously the main concept — the reason we need good teachers who can motivate and inspire. Because if children are our future and there are good teachers out there who can teach them and help them lead the way, then quite possibly, those taught kid would probably see all the beauty that they possess inside.

And really, isn’t that all they need to give them some kind of hard-core concrete sense of pride? It would obviously, totally, make it easier — don’t you think?

I think so.

But then again, I sometimes start to second-guess myself when I’m debating about the children, and their pride and teaching them and letting them lead the way and that’s about the time I start laughing at how silly it all is. Yet, if the children were to laugh, as they normally do — if only that was the case all the time, well their laughter would probably remind us how we used to be. Because when it comes down to brass tax, everybody is searching for a hero and a great tuna melt.

It is the story of my life.

But through it all, I figure, as long as I believe that whole bunch of you-know-what about the children and the future and laughter and leading the way… Well, everything will be OK.

(Insert soft, masculine cry…here)

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