I’ve been losing faith in the inherent goodness of people.
Blame that on a year of dealing with selfish adolescents whose only aim appears to be how much they can hurt another adolescent. How low they can go. How they don’t care about consequences. How they can pit one friend against the other. How they can get people to fight over them.
And I had started losing faith in people.
I had started thinking that this was it. This is what people are going to be like in the future.
Without a care for other human beings
Without a care about consequences.
But I was proven wrong this week.
And I am glad for that.
In one situation, I noticed one student help another having learning difficulties during a maths class. In another situation, I had a girl come to me out of concern for a friend. In yet another situation, I saw a teenage girl hang out with a friend because the friend was being ignored by the rest of the group. There was yet another instance of two girls sticking up for a girl in their year. And yet another where a group of girls opened their arms to another girl being left out of her group.
There is goodness out there.
It’s probably less than before. But it’s there.
And it gives me hope.
Hope that despite the number of little shits that are out there, there are others who are inherently good. Who will help out those in need. Who will look out for others.
There is hope for niceness and kindness.
Until next time,