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The Double Standard of Child and Animal Abuse

Thinking about the indifference of the other ESL teachers to the institutionalized hitting of children in Thai schools, I realized something truly frightening... These were the same people who when we first met, told me with great sadness about the abused elephants of Thailand. They talked about how the elephants would Read more [...]

Abusive Parents Know They’re Abusive – and here’s why

I'm talking about parents who mistreat their children, who scream at them, humiliate them, hit them. They know for a *fact* that if the other person were a friend who was older, bigger, independent, and could leave, they wouldn't scream at them like that. I've seldom seen abusive parents treat their friends the way they Read more [...]

Death by Forgiveness

Truth, like a vibration, Plays the chords of every soul. Reaching out, undimmed by fear, With its power makes you whole. And if you but allow it, Truth will shatter ice and cold, And the iceberg of your feelings, Once again will re-emerge. But when truth trips up a trauma, When its light reveals the past. That’s Read more [...]