In an excerpt from the fantastic, and highly recommended book from Independent Thinking - The Working Class, Ian Loynd hits the nail on the head with the following observation;
Those children who need our love the most will ask for it in the most unloving of ways, so we remind ourselves that the stories behind their misbehaviour, disengagement or irreverence will not make us angry but break out hearts. – Ian Loynd.
These children, if not helped, grow into adults who were not loved or supported when they needed to be, and we tend to be far less forgiving of adults who are disengaged, irreverent or misbehaving.
Perhaps when we consider how to help adults in need, we consider how our actions when they were children affected them.
Investing in the future means we should aim to support all children in a way that never leaves them short-changed of opportunity, support or love.
Just Be Nice
A collection of articles relevant to pursuing the effective execution of altruism in the search for equality of opportunity.