Someone we will never know

I like to think the best about people and about the world we live in. I was raised knowing that I am loved and that the world is filled with good and just people.
However, it is not always the case. CDE has done a few anti-bully campains before and we will do them again, for as long as it takes. There are so many anti bully organizations and yet, it contines. I am not sure if it isn’t working, or if people really do not care about eachother.
I like to think that we do, but it seems that we do not think that our words and actions hurt other people. I can tell you that they do more damage then you might imagine. We have a soceity that is based on morals that are shallow to say the least.
Money, appearance and idiocracy seems to be more celebrated then intelligence and character. When we expose to our selves to such role models, we lose perspective on what is rght and just.
Goodness and charity aren’t just words, they are a statement. I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if I felt that I’ve harmed someone. Most feel that they do not harm anyone when they actually do.
I want to tell you about Ashlynn Conner.
A 10 year old who recently did the unthinkable.
She ended her short life.
I want you to remember that girl, because she never expressed the need to end her life. She never said anything about wanting to end it all. She did however, express that she was being bullied.
At some point, this little girl felt that she was so unwanted, so unloved, that she felt that there was no way out for her. Let me ask you this. What society do you want to live in?
Do you want to live in one where we care about eachother, or one where we care about ourselves?
I like to live in one where Ashlynn could have friends and was loved based on her character, Where she is a fellow human being. A person in a vast ocean of different personalities and attributes. I want a world where our different abilities make us special and appreciated, not mocked and ridiculed.
Next time you utter a insult to someone, or make fun of them for being different, think about a 10 year old who we will never have the pleasure to know. A wonderful little girl who will never see adulthood. Who knows what she could’ve achieved in life. Now we will never know what kind of person she could’ve become.
Remember her when you see someone crying in a corner.
Do not let anyone suffer in silence.
Anna
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Final countdown

So we’ve finally done it! Our plane tickets are booked and we are leaving America on the 20th December!

But first we are making  a quick stop in New York to say goodbye to a good friend over there. I am extremely exited but also very nervous. Flying has never been my fortay. It scares the living heck out of me. That being said, let’s continue on with another topic.

PETA (The People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have gotten another stick up their bums. It seems that they’ve sank to a new all time low in grasping for media attention in accusing Nintendo’s beloved mascot Mario for wearing a dead animal.

If PETA, who kills more animals then they save, have an issue with video game characters becoming another creature (in this case, a raccoon that flies non the less), then they have made it clear that they do not know the difference between reality and fantasy. People like that we usually just throw into a mental institution, put on a “I hug myself” jacket and throw away the key.

They claim that it sends out the wrong message.

Honestly, even children know that you cannot fly by putting a raccoon tail on your bum. It is the same issue where the gaming industry seems to be a repetitive victim of crazy people blaming them for raising their children the wrong way. That a game containing  guns and violence will create violent people.

It is so easy to blame a game, rather then your own failure as a parent. I also dislike when people do not give children enough credit for knowing the difference between reality and fantasy. Something that PETA fails to do.

“Tanukis are real-life raccoon dogs who are beaten and, as PETA’s undercover exposés show, often skinned alive for their fur,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman.

It is terrible that it happens, but to blame a game for inspiring such behavior is ludicrous. You know what inspires violence, wars and skinning? MONEY! Go after the people who make money of real war and contributing to real world issues.

Thank you Kotaku for bringing this to our attention.

On that note, I’ll leave you with the latest Shawn Boyd Mix tape cover designed by yours truly!

Think of me


I am one of those people who can say that I really enjoy what I do in life. I work with so many talented and wonderful children that just make my day worth living. While society bickers about their differences and money, I can sit back and enjoy the company of some truly amazing younglings. We have many children who are led a stray in life. Either they lack attention or they are given to much attention. 
Like I said, I am lucky.
I’d like to introduce to you one of those children that give me back my faith in humanity.
I’ll only refer to her as her Forum name!
Anna: Thank you so much for joining us in the first ever “Featured member” blogpost!
PrettyLittleGleek: Thank you for picking me! It’s such an honor ❤
Anna: Tell us a bit about yourself, a short introduction is required!
PrettyLittleGleek: Well, I’m 11 years old and I am in 6th grade. I Love to Sing,Dance and Act. I’m Homeschooled because I’m so busy most of the time haha! My Favorite Color is Blue and I don’t really have a favorite food cause I like a lot. LOL 
Anna: Yea, me too, it explains the lovely belly I’ve accumulated over the years 😉
When did you start to sing?
PrettyLittleGleek: Basically as soon as I could talk haha! I started singing at Talent shows, Church, etc when I was 7 years old(:
Anna: Many of us do not take our singing beyond the shower, what made you burst out into the world?
PrettyLittleGleek: Well, I always loved performing whenever I first heard about it and always wanted to be famous one day. I Just wanted to try it and so I did and just fell in love with it.(:
Anna: What’s it like being on stage infront of people?
PrettyLittleGleek: I personally LOVE being on stage lol! I’m usually nervous at first like, “What if i mess up the words or my voice cracks?!” or something, but then when I get up on the stage all my worries just float away.(:
Anna: I love how you perform musical bits, I think it is rare to see younglings to sing those rather then what is hip and hot today. Which is your favorite musical?
PrettyLittleGleek: Favorite Musical…I love so many…I Recently went to go see Wicked and I just fell in love with it. I already had all the music and loved to sing it so I really wanted to see the show. So when my Mom heard it was coming somewhere close to where I lived. I had to go see it(: I also really like Le Miz, Phantom of the opera and West side story(:
Anna: As a nerd and a gamer, I’d like to ask you, do you have time to play any games? If so, elaborate on that:
PrettyLittleGleek: I do sometimes(: I really don’t play games a lot though. I have a DSI and a WII and my Brother has an Old Play station I play sometimes. I Like Car Racing games, If that’s hard to believe LOL, and I like fashion games lol! I also really like the game Mario Brothers Super Smash Brawl! lol! I play it with my brother(:
Anna: What do you see for yourself in the future? Let’s say you hit it big and become an absolute star, what will you do with your success? Will you use your influence to do good around the world?
PrettyLittleGleek: I dream a lot lol but I hope to be on Broadway. Singing, Dancing and acting. I want to donate money to Animal Shelters and Young Children that are sick or very poor.(:
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