A Child’s Mind

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The brain is like a computer full of programs . A child’s mind was born a new slate always adding what you as the parent feed into it or the people you choose to look after him/her. As they go to school they add through networking of other operating systems and the out come of this is a growth in a new direction outside the family unit. Sometimes lies or misbehavior happens. This is ok because your child has not conformed to societies rules nor should they fully. They are growing and need to push the limits of there new found abilities. Intelligence is a beautiful design.
With time as parents we can install anti viruses which help direct the brain away from bad behavior.
With adopted children this is harder as some have come from environments that might have been unhealthy and this is a lot harder to do. It’s not impossible as people are not born villains they are formed through there surroundings.
Love and patients is the key in both scenarios and the understanding of how personalities are not all the same so not all approaches to install this anti virus are the same.
As a parent we are all learning and for everyone of us it’s our first time. Educate your self as we do not give birth to exact copies of ourselves and should be versed in other people’s ideas even though the end choice in how to parent is up to you.

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What makes a super hero?

 

Is it something unnatural or created from a freak accident? Zeus’s son or cosmic radiations! Can this be passed on to your offspring or will they see you parish before you spread.

The word Superhero has just recently emerged but the idea hasn’t.Written into hieroglyphs, scriptures,literature,comic books,cartoons,movies and into the child’s mind playing with a Batman toy. It doesn’t matter what culture,colour,language or religion.

The Everyday Man/Woman can make a difference.

The Phantom in 1936 followed by Superman in 1938 are among the first in North America. In the 40’s Superman was a radio sensation and helped Stetson Kennedy to help bring down kkk members.
Stetson Kennedy used what was around him and harnessed his powers to bring down a large group.
Almost like David and Goliath? He used what was around him.

Would it be so hard to believe that an Average Man/Woman can make a difference?

My dad taught me “If people don’t understand you-It’s because you haven’t found the word for them to understand”

Could Superhero be that word?
It’s traveled the world to all corners. From all makes of people. The story doesn’t change or the meaning in other languages.

In my page at the top I used Gandhi’s quote “Be the change you want to see in the world” I believe that’s what it takes to be a superhero. You could look at Mother Teresa the same. Both average people by standards till they used there abilities to help change the world. Not an unnatural strength but the want to do good.

I started Norm Average to help my kids see this. The idea that a regular person like anyone of us could make a difference.
I created the rules to help guide them towards that.

“Anyone can be a superhero,it starts at home”

Crossing the Tracks

Train Tracks

What is the level of bad a person can be before crossing the tracks? Can good deeds out way the deeds of the past? Can a zebra change its stripes?
Or is there another side of the tracks?
Is it as simple as black and white?
The character Punisher was born of Frank Castle,when his family was killed by a crime syndicate.
Went from police undercover to vigilantly killer.
In Genesis 7:21-23, God drowns the entire population of the earth: men, women, children, Only a single family survives.
Is there a level of judgement or a control factor?
The Cold War 1947-53 glamorized the “spy” or “secret agent” who lied,stole and killed.
In what some people would say is good.
Being that there are always two sides to a story “tracks” where laid to ward from going the wrong way. A warning sign.
But tracks have also laid different cultures and beliefs. Countries formed and sense of right and wrong varies towards what side of the tracks your on.

Since we all as a people choose to be separate in our beliefs and cultures and countries. Choose to continue on like children fighting over Lego.
Keep pushing the line in both directions on what is good or bad.
And knowing I have to send my children into this chaotic sense of entitlement.

I teach my kids that there are only heroes and villains!
Those who give to the world and those who take.

I hope we can all agree on this and if not Know that at least this one man in this world is teaching his kids to be heroes. In hopes that more will catch on.
#keepstrong

IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU

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As a parent I’ve realized that this conquest of man or looking out for number one is wrong. This selfish pile up of everyone stepping over each other has created a scary world. A dark existence of neighbors fearing neighbors.
The lack of empathy and love for one and other. Kindness lost to cold stares at the weak and helpless.
Media filled with violence and villains put on pedestals.
There are heroes among us,yet they are over looked and ignored. True patrons of society never spoke of,nor are they glamorized like the tyrants that push there way through the crowd.
We make imaginary heroes that by no means can a man truly be. They embody all the virtues of men yet seem out of reach to follow and if followed society laughs at in disbelief.
As if told to get back to your common place.
I am a common man and I choose to believe. I choose to believe I can make a difference as do many others. I will not stand idly by while there is so much injustice.I’ve realized it’s not about me,it’s about our children. It’s about giving them a world worth believing in.
I will not prepare my children for this world,when I can prepare the world for my children.

We can make a difference when we all realize

IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU

“The road to hell is lead by good intentions”

That line between a good choice and a bad one is so thin that a person could dance on both sides under the cover of a magic trick.

In choosing our heroes we need to be careful that they are not wolves in sheeps clothing.
Even a parents efforts to protect their children can alienate and cause harm.

Some of us don’t realize that the grey areas we create actually draw us closer to the side we are fighting.
If these grey areas exist we bring to us the arguments that give them nobility.

These evils hide within every group and within all of our countries and neighbourhoods.

The word Predator has many subsections and the science behind it surpasses that of what a hero should be.

PREDATOR
“A person or group that robs,victimizes or exploits for personal gain”

HERO
“A person who, in the opinion of others,has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as arole model or ideal public image”

Now this being said,I believe that their are heroes and villains in all of us.

To become a man or woman we must conquer FEAR and SELF CONTROL.

And in doing so we can learn to accept people for who they are and not who we want them to be.

We will always come across predators in our society and we can’t allow how they affect us to change the course in which side you choose to be.

I am an average ordinary person, who by following these rules believe being a hero is possible.
#normaverage