How many times do we see something wrong with society and do nothing about it?
I have a dysfunctional family in many respects but when the chips are down I seem to step in and sort things out.
I have discovered why some teenagers are in so much trouble with the law. Some have come from a broken home, feeling unwanted and unloved they end up on the streets. They are too young to obtain benefits and too young to obtain employment. So what do they do? Get food or money anyway they can to manage to survive. This leads to a life of a crime.
I have decided to write to a couple of police authorities to see if a scheme can be set up to give these youngsters a chance to achieve their dream. In the long term I hope it will cut down court appearances which in turn would cut those costs but most importantly of all those who are lucky enough to be accepted on to such a programme would feel valued. In time I hope they turn their lives around.
Imagine having a row with a sole parent who has residency rights for you. They have re-married and the step parent doesn't want you around. You feel this tension. You believe you are worthless. Depression sets in. There are only two ways out leaving or taking your own life. You leave. You find a bridge to shelter under each night. You meet other youngsters in the same situation gangs are formed in order to survive you join one as you believe the gang will protect you from harm.
You are hungry you walk past a car there is a wallet and some money left on a seat. What do you do? You haven't eaten for five days. Starving cold, wet and miserable, your chest hurts with coughing you are desperate for food. You break the car window take the money on the seat but leave the wallet. You purchase food with the money you stole.
That is the true reality of many teenagers today. It is no wonder TB is rife in those living on the streets.
All these teenagers want is to be able to trust people again. They have lost this trust and faith in human nature.
These are just some of the problems our society faces today.