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Senseless violence

It seems as if I am always hearing of atrocious crimes being committed by young people these days. Just recently I read an article where a young man had two of his friends go murder his mother so he could take the $90,000 in her bank account, as well as take advantage of her life insurance policy, of which he is the beneficiary. To me, this is astounding. To take a LIFE for filthy money? Or ANY reason for that matter. I cannot even imagine.

Born and raised in a time when there’s very little morals left in our society, many people haven’t been taught basic respect for their fellow man or themselves, or even how to be responsible and work for a living; thus, many of them think the world and their parents owe them. But they haven’t been educated properly in the first place, or they would never see violence as a way to solve their problems. This is people’s lives we’re talking about. To want something so bad to where you see it as okay to take out whoever is in your way – this is clearly a lack of respect for life. You cannot get a life back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Murder cannot be undone.

All people have great value, and, given the opportunity, we are all capable of helping and serving others in one way or another. This woman owned a successful hair salon. She was said to be the type of mother who would do anything for her son. But now she’s gone. Her life has been stolen from her, and her son and his two accomplices lives are ruined because of their choices. It’s a no-win situation. All because of a lack of respect; because of greed; because of allowing money to become more important in one’s mind than a fellow human’s life. And it’s all because of a lack of education, not being taught how to successfully co-exist with one another in peace, and obtain what we desire lawfully.

Sometimes I think we hear of crimes being committed, lives being taken, people suffering and dying, and we just let it go in one ear and out the other. But we cannot afford to ignore these things any longer. Violent crimes are at an all-time high. In the 21st century. In our “civilized” world. Locking the perpetrators up in prison is not the answer. While in prison, they learn how to become better criminals. Recividism (getting out of prison only to commit more crimes and go right back) is sadly quite common in this day and age. We have to put an end to this vicious cycle. Incarceration is not the answer. What they need is to be taught, to be rehabilitated so they will become a benefit to society. With the Peaceful Solution character Education Program, this can become a reality, and has already for many people. It’s never too late to make positive changes in our lives for the better, no matter what we have done in the past. It’s time to start educating  ourselves and our children in the ways of peace.  For more information visit http://www.peacefulsolution.org and become a part of positive change today.

The Importance of Character Education

Today I would like to introduce you to my weekly feature on the Peaceful Solution Character Education Program. It may seem like a small thing, but positive character is the single most important thing a person can learn. So what exactly is character? Character is our very foundation; it’s the basis on which our every decision is formed.

Character vs. Personality

It’s important that we recognize the difference between personality and character, because they can be easily confused. Character is made up of our belief system, morals, ethics; it dictates how we treat others, ourselves, and our environment. Whereas personality is the way we present ourselves to others, what we like and dislike, and our social skills.

So why is character education so important?

We as a society value teaching our kids things such as reading, writing, and arithmetic; history; science; but do we put just as much value on teaching them respect for others? Do we teach our kids how to stand up for what is right when faced with negative peer pressure? Do we teach them how to actually prevent themselves from becoming a statistic?

Why is the rate of school shootings, teenage pregnancy, STD’s, domestic violence, and all forms of disrespect skyrocketing? Why is each generation facing more challenges than the generation that came before? Why do we live in a world where the terrifying possibility of a nuclear war is a reality that we must live with everyday? Is there any hope for our kids and the generations to come?

The truth is, there is hope.

And it lies in education. Education is the only answer. We have to start by educating ourselves and our kids in the ways of peace. It starts with teaching positive character to our children, our next generation of leaders, as well as the rest of us. It’s never too late to improve; to change one’s life for the better. Yes, we can actually improve our quality of life by learning peace ourselves.

How does it work?

I can tell you from experience because this program has changed my life. I have actually been taught how to make choices that will cause me no regret in the future. How to stop, think, and consider my options, and then proceed with the right choice  – one that wont cause harm to myself, others, or the environment. I have seen the effects of this program in my own life and the positive changes that followed have brought me so much hope, because I can see that this is truly the only solution to stop all wars; not only wars between nations but even down to the wars in our own minds.

I have also seen the effects this program has had on the lives of others. I have seen what this program has done to change the life of someone who was a hardened criminal, considered incorrigible, everyone had lost all hope in him; and this program has changed his life to where now he is a teacher of peace, living a very fulfilling life as a free, law-abiding citizen and teaching others how to do the same.

This program produces real results, in young and old alike. It produces the kind of results in people that society desires to see. The Peaceful Solution Character Education Program truly has the answer to solve your problem and to get peace in your life.

So please, join me each week as we explore this journey to peace!