To say this article is True to the subject at hand, would be a grave understatement. America is a melting pot of cultures and nationalities. And as such an American, I feel and believe we can learn a lot from each other, when I comes to making our country better as a whole, not just as a individual race, religion, or culture.
People once believed, that it takes a village to raise a child. And that is true in American society, where most of the children in public schools are a derivative of ‘Single Parent’ households of one or more children. And as such parent, there leave little to no time to have a personal life, be ye Mother or Father. Forget not about those children that have neither Mother or Father and are being raised by GrandParent/GrandParents or another relative of some sort.
So many people in this world are so set on being Independent of others, not related in a sense independence one gains financially; but as a sole or self sovereign entity, in which they only see, the issues that plague them and not the well function of society or America as a whole. Because whether you were born here or migrated and was sworn in here, you are an American now, so your problems are mine, as well as mine are yours.
Childcare in America, is sub par to say the least. It is greatly needed but can not be afforded in a single family income. There are single fathers and single mothers working at least 80 hours a week. That’s is 12 hour shifts 6 days a week with 4 hours of overtime, because in today’s society week can’t afford sleep. Sleep doesn’t send you a monthly bill due for payment so therefore we can’t afford to pay it any mind. And Responsible and Accountable Parents don’t phantom ‘Me Time’, because time itself, is worth more then money, so it goes to our children, that is if we have ‘Free Time’.
Sure I would love to Live a Life, worry,stress, and plunder free; that us just not how this world is. So you adapt, you adapt to your work environment, you adapt to your children’s busy schedules as well. Selflessness, can really be a downer, emotionally at times, only because, we don’t practice this virtue enough! Yes, you have a Life but you put it on standby to raise and support the Life you you so Blessed and Fortunate to birth into this world, therefore it is up to you to make this happen.
Now, do you see why a village is so important? Having a mind to think as an independent sovereign entity can have it’s advantages, the disadvantages can be more of a set back than you can afford. So learn to depend on your village, metaphorically speaking, build reliable and dependable bonds a relationships. Cause it takes a Village to raise a child.