This I Believe

Christian - Saint Louis, Missouri
Entered on December 10, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: humanism
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Life Is Not Always Fair

“Life’s not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow.” A very true quote from Cherralea Morgen. You can say this opinion is biased. But it’s really true. Innocent people going to prison for something they did not do. They can exonerate them because they did not the crime. But that still does replace the time that person spent being in federal prison or the state penitentiary. The amount of years the person had to spend in the penitentiary could have been the time a person would have or could have jackpot in the lottery or received a job of somebody’s dreams.

Then, there is child abuse. A lot of children has been abused since 1997.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and human service, nearly 3 million children had abused. That’s only in 1997. It’s still child abuse that happens today. It’s still not right. But people still abuse children anyway to take anger out on them.

And then are natural disasters. One example is Hurricane Katrina. Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005 on August the 29th. By August 31, 2005, eighty percent of Neww Orleans was flooded, with some parts under 15 feet of water. Though, the evacuation of southeast Louisiana was successful, New Orleans will never be the same, again. Now, it’s harder for people to find places to live to New Orleans because all of the damages caused by Hurricane Katrina. The Deaths in New Orleans caused by Katrina according to Wikipedia was 1,577 people. That’s a lot of people. But, the deaths by Katrina on the southeast region of America were 1,836 people.

It’s some things that’s not other people’s faults like natural disasters. But when it’s comes down to child abuse and innocent people going prison, it’s other people’s faults how people turn out to be the way they are sometimes; heartless and cold