While standing in line at Bowles Elementary to vote, I read some poems by 5th graders starting with “If I were in charge of the world”. At only a decade old, these kids are focusing on issues such as pollution, gas prices, war, and space exploration. Some essays focused on money, Hannah Montana, and super powers. Every single one, however, had at least one serious grown up issue.
I am not sure what this says about our adults in society. Are we projecting too much grown up thinking on these kids? Are we not minding the skeletons on the closet (war)?