RIGHTS OF CHILDREN
A child has the same
meaning for humanity’s continuation as a seed for a forest’s
continued growth and multiplication. People who neglect their
children decay gradually, and those who abandon them to a
foreign culture risk losing their identity.
Children form the most active and productive part of a community
after every thirty or forty years. Those who ignore their
young children should consider how important an element of
their own community’s life they are disregarding, and then
The vices observed in today’s generation, the incompetence
of some administrators, and other social problems are the
direct result of the conditions prevailing thirty years ago,
and of that time’s ruling elite. Likewise, those entrusted
with educating today’s young people are responsible for the
vices and virtues that will appear thirty years from now.
Those who want to secure their future should apply as much
energy to raising their children as they devote to other problems.
While the energy devoted to many other things may go in vain,
whatever is spent for raising a young generation elevates
them to the rank of humanity. Such people will be like an
inexhaustible source of income.
Those people in our community who are miserable and lost,
such as drug addicts, alcoholics, and other dissolute people,
were once children. We failed to educate them properly. I
wonder whether we are sufficiently aware of the kind of people
we are preparing to walk our streets tomorrow.
Communities that pay close attention to the family institution
and their young people’s education, as opposed to those who
are more advanced in sciences and technology, will have the
upper hand in the future. Communities that neglect the family
institution and the young people’s education will be crushed
by the pitiless wheels of time.