Pondering guilt through others
I mean, I was an adult, when he was born. I could have theoretically been around and helped to direct this boy to become a better man than he has. Sure, when I was that age when he was born, I was a young man, and held no blame regarding men who commit crimes. But now, that I am already a grandfather, do I hold any blame? Perhaps a small amount. Perhaps more. I have lived in my city for 22 years. There are many 22 year old men who are committing crimes near to where I live.
This I ponder.
"Keep it real" they say. Even the criminals. Especially the bad boys, the gangstas. The 22 year old wannabes. Keep it real. It means, don't lie to me, bro. If you think, feel, so tell me, don't put up a "front". Don't act in a way to fool the world about you. Keep it real. Be honest with us.
So, why doesn't Keep It Real and keep it honest, also apply to stealing and murder? Keep It Real honest, don't steal. Keep It Real honest, don't murder.
Pondering this too.
Young boy, don't shoplift, don't bully the little guy. Older boy, don't do drugs. Keep It Real. Honest.