The girls have finished their writing assignment and are off to the Lego bin (as I'm off to the shop for a bit to build stuff). Then the screams come. It's no different than any other day, really.
Fighting over Lego pieces.
It's no different than a pack of wild dogs fighting over scraps... or society in general.
We could work together with our shared, and limited, resources to make something really cool... Or, we could push, shove, scream, blame, trick, steal, and fight over who gets the blue square piece and end up with something less than stellar.
I took the girls aside and tried to explain the situation to them.... but I struggled. Right now, with their Lego bits, they're acting like most of America and the "I want mine, screw you" attitude. And I ask them, what if we change? What would happen if we worked together with our shared resources? I asked them to shift the paradigm. Yes, I asked a 9 year old and 7 year old to "shift the paradigm."
Societal change is needed and the old won't change. It needs to start with them and they need to understand that they have the power to make this happen.
So.... yeah. The Lego bin. Life lessons. Shifting the paradigm. Societal change and all the stuff. Good times on a Thursday morning.
A work in progress