Freedom is a privilege, not a right. Just because you are born in a certain country, you are not free. A person is never free from discrimination, oppression, ridicule, mockery or sarcasm (just to name a few). Do these things not hurt a person more mentally and emotionally than physically. A child born onto a couple is given freedom under certain guidelines as described by his/her parents. for example if a child obeys his/her parents, then he/she is given certain privileges such as time out with friends, but if say the child breaks that trust, it is gone forever. when a child breaks a parent's trust or whenever anyone breaks another's trust, it takes twice the amount to regain it. Even if you regain that trust, there is always suspicion of the trust being broken no matter how long how hard a person tries.
Lately I have been thinking more and more about this whole trust issue. The media really does not help at all. Over the weekend a Sunday school teacher was convicted of murder of a young girl. No one knows why she did it. That is the only question the parents want an answer to. Or what about the endless stories in the news about teachers going out or doing more with their own students. That is just sick!
There are stories though that give you hope and make you believe that there are great people in the real world. Like the woman who found a check for the amount of 357,000 dollars and then returned it to its rightful owner. Those stories make you smile especially in this economy when everyone could use a few extra dollars.