What Kind Of Society?

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What kind of society do we want to be? What do we want to teach our children? What are our long term goals? It's time for some introspection.


The Girl With The Headscarf


The girl with the headscarf,

is she bold, or is she shy?

She covers her head we know,

but the question remains, why?


Is it because she is forced

by her religion and family,

or is it because she wants to,

for the comfort of familiarity?


Whatever her reason,

does it really matter,

if covering her head makes

going to school easier?


Children who feel wanted

will learn with open minds,

embrace new knowledge with curiosity,

contribute to the progress of a society,

that nurtured them lovingly

with acceptance, warmth and security.


But they will grow to resent,

a society that shunned them,

before they could even begin

to open their minds and

spread their wings.


Which kind of society

do WE want to be?

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