Are we a society that adores violence? If we were to take a look at Bahamian history from the 80’s and a look at it now we would see that over the years the Bahamas has made a drastic change in statistics of becoming a more violent and less caring society. By the way things are looking; it makes us begin to question whether this Bahamian society is safe for our children. To know that there has already been 67 murders on an island this size is rather frightening. Everywhere we turn in the Bahamas, we see violence taking place. We witness gang violence, street violence, violence in the schools, domestic violence, and even drug abuse just to name a few. In Raquel Lightbourn’s essay entitled “Confessions of a Tar Baby”, she portrays evidence of name calling as well as racial matters which clearly show how violence is commenced. In her essay she explained the insults and racist remarks she endured as a child from the cruel hearted children in her school. Mrs. Lightbourn said in her essay “What is seen by some as merely childhood teasing, was actually the manifestation of a misguided mindset that continues to crush the self-image of many women and men”. Evidently, treating someone in this manner can undoubtedly cause them to become violent.
We might not count this as a form of violence more, verbal abuse which will at some point escalate to violence. This kind of treatment tends to hurt one’s feelings and brings out the emotional and unfortunately violent side in an individual. This is our Bahama land and therefore we need to make a few changes and develop more positive rather than negative values and character traits to make it a more caring and less violent society. Personally, I feel that in the Bahamas, we need to develop more love in our hearts for our people, a higher tolerance level (patience) for all the temptations that comes our way daily, we need leaders who are bold enough to stand up and decline to negative influences, but most importantly, we all need to develop a personal relationship with God by understanding his word and obeying it.
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Where's the Problem, Media or Parents In the past few years, media violence has increased on television, in turn bringing inevitable resistance from concerned parents. What they don't stop to think about is that maybe the media is not the only area to blame. Parents are to blame when children are subjected to violence in the media, because it is due to an un dedicated parent, not a careless ...
Initially, when I say we need to develop more love in our hearts for our people, I’m not only talking about showing love for persons near to you, but for showing love for everyone in society because of the vast amount of hatred and violence taking place in society today. Love is the difficult realization that something other than one self exists. Bahamians need to develop love in a way where we see love changing our society for the better. In order for the Bahamas to change, we the people have to change first because it is we who make up the Bahamas, and then when we change, the Bahamas will become less violent. “Love thy neighbour as thy self” is one of God’s commands given to man. If we do as commanded, it will make us feel so loved and cared for by others that we will not have to go out and search for it the wrong way. Love is one of the many things that keep a society functional. If we behave in a manner to others, we unconsciously give others the right to treat us in the same way. In Lightbourn’s essay, she mentioned the fact that the children hated her; “Before long, the fairer children would forget their hatred and play with me once again”. From such a young age we grudgingly begin to develop extreme dislike toward our peers and judge them.
Had Lightbourn not have love for herself as well as her peers, she would have not survived her trials. Instead, she would have escort herself to the quickest way we find solving our problems which is through violence. She continued to live her life feeling slightly insecure but managed to overcome this feeling because she had love developed inside of her. Treating someone in such a manner, such as teasing and provoking them can destroy their feelings, build up anger in them which will cause them become violent, and can even drive some of our people to suicide. In order to make this Bahamas a more caring and less violent society, we certainly need to develop love in our heart. It is this feeling of love, which is responsible for the existence and maintenance of the society.
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Moreover, patience is the greatest of all virtues. An increase in our tolerance level can also decrease the amount of crime that exists in our society. As we all heard before, “For every action, there is a corresponding reaction”. The Bahamas needs to develop a higher tolerance level because it is only this that helps us to make better decisions and avoid temptations which eventually will lead to violence. A patient person has the ability to deal with negative and annoying people around them with compassion. Raquel Lightbourn is a perfect exemplifier of patience, for she was teased everyday and never retaliated in a violent way. Can you imagine someone chanting in your ears consistently, “Black tar baby sitting in the gravy see your momma comin’ with the bal head baby”? Had she not have patience, who knows what would have happened to those children who offended her daily. Many people believe that just walking away from situations is what patience is all about, but it’s not. It’s also about understanding that violence is not the answer to solving problems and about understanding your standards in life. Indeed Lightbourn had more than enough patience to avoid such conflictions with others as they ridiculed her. People in the Bahamas need to develop a higher tolerance level because it lessens stress, turmoil, and it will help to overcome that one thing we all have a problem managing which is anger. If we were to follow Raquel’s example and learn to let things go, this society would most definitely be a less violent and more caring place to live.
In addition, the first step to leadership is to let yourself know that it is you who is in control of your life. Besides, we need to do things on our own and stop worrying about what others have to say about it. The Bahamas lacks leadership/individuality because we fail to put God first in everything we do. Instead we want to look upon others for our praise and if this is called for executing violence we will do it for the attention to fit in with the crowd. We always hear people say “monkey see, monkey do”; if we were to see someone performing a negative act on someone else, we want to do it too if that’s what it takes to make us accepted. For example, the violence in the schools only occurs because we see our friend being praised by the other children for beating up someone, and we want that attention and praise as well and therefore we run to doing something even worst such as stabbing someone to prove to our friends that we are bad too. We need to learn to say no to the negative thoughts in our head and also say no to our peers around us. The more people indulge in the occurrence of violence, the more violence will occur. We need to develop individuality, meaning be ourselves and not try to please others because when we follow our friends, we end up doing the same negative things they do just so we can still be “with the click”.
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In the Bahamas we need to be followers rather than leaders and learn to stop doing things because we see our friends doing it. In Raquel Lightbourn’s essay, she says “On the playground, however, the beast of prejudice took over and division reigned. As we see here, the children teased her because she was a different colour from them. Making a person feel unaccepted can build up rage in them and cause them to become violent. Instead, she did not follow the crowd she stayed to herself and showed them different. When committing violence, we are disobeying God’s word and can also be viewed as committing a sin. Therefore, if we were to develop a personal relationship with God we would be more focused on carrying out positive traits and activities rather than allowing our minds to be engaged in negative activities. Rather than doing what you see others do, we need to think about what is the acceptable thing to do in order to make the Bahamas a more caring and less violent society.
In conclusion, in order for the Bahamas to become a more caring and less violent society, we can first change the flaws within ourselves, look at the positive side of life and then carry out our changes. These changes include developing more love in our hearts for others, developing a higher tolerance level (patience) for all the temptations that comes our way daily and building individuality (leadership) into ourselves. In other words, correcting ourselves and our qualities to make the Bahamas known for something positive rather than negative. Raquel Lightbourn in her essay “Confessions of a Tar Baby”, has proved to us that she represents all the above traits needed in order for the Bahamas to become a more caring and less violent society. Therefore if we try to be more like her and follow her example, our Bahamas will be a better place.
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