By: Alyssa Russell
A few days ago, a tragedy took place in the United States Of America (USA). There was a shooting in an Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
The alleged shooter, was a youth of America: just the age of 20. Now, he is known as a mass murderer; not just in America, but worldwide.
What if he was known as a positive young man instead of a mass murderer ?? What if he had made the NEWS for being a positive world changer instead of a madman who murdered 27 people?? The 27 people include his mother, 20 children and 6 adults from the Sandy Hook Elementary school.
What have we learned or believed as acceptable behavior?? Or do we still believe it's "kids these days" ??
What are we doing as a people, a nation?? What are parents doing to change the negative statistics of these major and/or minor crimes and murders??
Is there any hope left for America's youth?? And if there is, what are we doing to create the 'hope' that we desperately need ??
Before we can find out how to create the 'hope' we must discover the problem. What is the problem, or various problems that have created this idea of death and destruction??
Some of the MAJOR 'problems' that I have found to be a "common denominator" between people who have the idea of death or destruction, or people who have committed any type of major/minor crime is..... video games, evil TV programs, and horror flicks/movies top the list.
It appears as though these 3 thing in particular create the desire for evil intentions, death, murder, and so on. Think about it..... when you, your child, or someone else you know does one, two, or all three of these things, don't you observe their 'bad side' or negative behavior coming out?? So there..... point proven! This is not just my opinion, it's the truth. You can do your own research and see the negative effects that video games, evil TV programs, and horror flicks/movies have produced and created in people's minds, and bodies.
We have made ourselves accept 'evil' (in whatever form) in ourselves, society, and in the world around us.
Is this enough?? Is this enough to convince you that we need serious CHANGE and a TURN AROUND in America and in the world??
Now, it is hard to find the 'hope' that we need. It's hard to find youth (especially) that are standing for honor and integrity, and have a positive moral compass for every area of their lives.
But, there is 'hope'. There is a group of youth out there that ARE standing for honor and integrity, and have positive moral standards and values that they live by.
Have you ever heard of Teens Of Honor?? Well, Teens Of Honor is a organization that I, Alyssa Russell, and my brother Spencer Russell started. Why did we start Teens Of Honor?? Teens Of Honor was started because we had observed youth that are dishonorable, disrespectful, and violent teens and young adults. It was to help and encourage youth worldwide for POSITIVE leadership, honor, integrity, and to redefine the meaning of success in their lives.
Our organization is changing the youth of the world..... one life at a time. We are doing our part to help change the negative statistics of youth into positive statistics. Are you???
Have you done YOUR part in changing today's youth?? Or are you sitting back saying, "Oh, kids these days!!". What are YOU doing?? Are you going to step up and change??
I hope that this encouraged you to take action NOW.... TODAY!!
This is for real. Tragedies are taking place everywhere, almost all the time. However, together we can change the negative into positive.
Will you join us on THIS MISSION ???
Now armed and informed with THIS information, what will YOU do??
"By the way, what have YOU done that's so great? Do YOU create anything, or just criticize others' work and belittle their motivations?" -Steve Jobs