Life: Abuse It Or Lose It
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Life: Abuse It Or Lose It

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Life: Abuse It Or Lose It

Life is the sum of the experiences we encounter in our everyday lives. Day to day struggles and triumphs are experienced by all of the world’s creatures. As human beings, when we encounter a challenge, we have freedom to choose how to react. Every decision we make leads us down a different road. We will never come to the same crossroads; each decision has its own significance.

The tiniest choice that we make reverberates throughout the entire universe. One huge mistake can turn a perfect, what “we” as people call human being, into a complete mess.

There are many things that one can become obsessed with. The common denominator of these obsessions is that they can ruin your life in ways you would have never thought it would. Whether it is physical abuse, mental abuse, abuse from your parents, siblings, friends, it can all take a toll on you. Your life can quickly spin in the opposite direction you once thought you were going. You could go from being this happy, fearful, strong, good decision maker, to mentally week, addicted, obsessed, and maybe even physiological unstable and in society’s eyes, crazy. There are some people that are born with mixed personalities, but it is how they are dealt when the real test begins. Others experiment with all sorts of lifestyle choices and nothing seems to stick to them. When it comes to addiction and obsession no matter what topic, there is nothing fair about it.

With all that being said, we don’t know why people commit the crimes they do. Every day people are abused and/or are the ones doing the abusing. According to Safe horizon, 1 in 10 children suffer from maltreatment and 1 in 10 children are witnesses to family violence. This article states that the youngest children are the most vulnerable to maltreatment. Are they? What about teenagers or even adults? In this world today so many people are being abused and many people are unaware. Boys or girls. Children or adults. No opinions on who suffers maltreatment more, because it occurs with everyone.

There are children being born every day. Some planned, some unplanned, some mothers giving their children love, some take it and show neglect. So called accidents may occur and preventions can take place, but it depends what the overall intentions and thoughts were at the beginning. Every day abuse happens. We may not always know what, how, who, when, and where, but we are aware something is happening. Whether it be from who is participating in the maltreatments, it does not matter. Abuse is wrong and it is not morally correct. People become mentally unstable. Everyday children battle not only the silence but noise of abuse they face. What do we think of the word when we hear abuse? Do we as the people living in this 7 billion populated place even think about abuse on a daily basis? What are we doing right now, visiting places, driving around, going shopping, or getting up to get some water? So what about the children who can’t come out of their rooms, starving themselves, because they are scared to face the one that overpowers them. What about those ones? Abuse is a major issue that destroys peoples’ lives. It toys with their minds. What and how we think and what we feel. Abuse is simple, it is wrong. As you are reading this article now, imagine. Imaging if you were the one getting abused by someone who was supposed to be family, someone that was supposed to love you. Would you go crazy or would you stay sane? Trying to hold yourself together would seem almost impossible at that point right?

"A Detroit woman with no remorse for killing two of her four children and stuffing the bodies in a home freezer was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. She was charged, convicted and sentenced in less than four months, since an eviction crew discovered the children's bodies in the freezer in March. They had been stored there for a few years. She pleaded guilty in June to first-degree murder. She killed her 13-year-old daughter, Stoni, in 2013 and 9-year-old son, Stephen, in 2012. She claims they had sexually abused a sibling, though she didn't witness the alleged assaults and never reported anything to police. Prosecutor Carin Goldfarb said there was no evidence of sexual assault. She described how she poured scalding water on the victims, beat them with sticks and put trash bags over their heads. “So this was your way of inflicting punishment?" Judge Dana Hathaway asked. “Definitely," replied."

What you just read was a summary from a news article of a case that happened in Detroit. I don’t know about you but I cringed when I read it. “No remorse.” Humans usually feel remorse after they do a terrible deed. What about the 13 and 9 year olds from this story that died from abuse done by their own mother. Flesh and blood. Sanity was lost. Victims of abuse need to stay strong and bare the thoughts of positiveness and happiness. Think back to the good times where you were doing nothing but smiling. We need to help those who suffer from any time of abuse. Stop it before it starts. Prevent it and take actions. Don’t make it worse. We are human beings who are on this planet to live our lives. We don’t want to be taken from our reason of existence. We don’t want to live in fear. We want to live fulfilling lives, we want to be healthy and have healthy relationships. Abuse is a strong subject. People may have different opinions and values, but abuse is abuse, and we should do everything in our power to stop it and protect our children, our parents, our siblings, our friends, strangers, and our children’s children. No one is perfect. Abuse will happen, but let’s aiming toward diminishing that factor will help do justice to our lives and the lives of others.

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