<b>We Are Losing It People</b>-JSM
As I read the articles in the news lately I am becoming frustrated because it seems that people have lost all respect and decency for one another. As I continued to think about incidents such as a teacher slapping a student, another teacher telling a student he wasn't black enough, and the devastating much talked about tragedy of 17 year old Trayvon Martin being unjustly shot by a security guard; I came to the realization that the problem is not that people have lost respect for each other instead they have lost respect for themselves. If these people had respect for themselves they would think before acting. They would want to be on their best behavior because they care about how they are viewed. When you lose respect for yourself you don't give a damn about yourself or anyone else and sadly it seems that as a people we are losing respect for ourselves; which is leading to much more disrespect for one another. What do we do in a situation like this? We can't just sit back and watch as the world goes to hell in a hand basket. Yes, it will be difficult but we must take action by starting with the man in the mirror. Respect yourself at all times and if everyone does this there will be less ignorance, hatred, and violence.