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Please don't kill our children; they are our only hope.

People are concerned about the lack of compassion and peace in the world. Some of us are trying to bring peace to a world divided by hatred, violence, and despair. Some people are unaware that we already have the keys, but we're not making good use of them. Due to the pandemic, inflation, a spike in gun violence, and mental health issues, the world is falling. Regardless of race, gender, social status, or religion, we have all been affected by the pandemic in some way.

Our children, in my opinion, are the ones who are most affected. Children are our future, yet there will be no future if we do not protect them. Every child is one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable, and contributes something to the world that no one else can. We must recognize that everyone of us is a piece in the jigsaw puzzle that I like to refer to as life. A puzzle isn't complete until all of the pieces are in place. If we are the pieces, it indicates that we all contribute to the final result, which is oneness. A world devoid of unity is a world devoid of peace. There is bitterness, rage, and a lack of compassion in the absence of peace.

Some of our children have been victims of other people's wrongdoings, they suffer from mental health issues, low self-esteem, food insecurity, and a plethora of other indescribable issues that have worsened since the pandemic. Frank A. Maffei and Cathleen Palm, child activists, discovered that child abuse kills more children than the COVID-19 virus. According to their COVID-19 pediatric data, the pandemic has had a significant negative impact on children.

"When a child dies, the promise that was that child’s life is now lost and society is less because of it," says Maffei and Palm. The number of emergency room visits for adolescent suicide attempts has increased, and isolation and alienation are worsening the problems that children and teenagers already confront. Despite the efforts of many organizations to ensure that our children have access to their programs, it is simply not enough.

As a result of the pandemic, children are experiencing depression and anxiety:

  • Children who do not eat three meals a day and look forward to going to school to do so are no longer able to do so.

  • Children from broken homes who want to go to school are unable to do so because they are forced to stay in an abusive environment and take lessons online.

  • Schoolchildren are terrified for their safety after a fellow student chooses to carry a firearm to school and shoot it up.

  • Some kids are buying guns and carrying them to school and other places because they don't feel safe traveling without one.

  • As a result of an alarming increase in gun violence, innocent youngsters are being killed by stray bullets.

Experts, parents, and service providers are all concerned, but I'm wondering as to what they plan to do about it. Community leaders and government officials, in my opinion, need to be more effective in their approaches since they continue to tell us that they are here for us and that they would defend us, but they have yet to do so.

Do we just sit and wait? Or do we take the initiative and do something ourselves.

We must save our children; the purity of our children can heal the world.

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