So yeah, it's been a few years. I'm fourteen now. And I'm a black belt, but more importantly a sempai. Meaning "senior student". An instructor. Which is one of the best things I could ask for (besides being a sensei). But in doing this and being this I've met some of the most AMAZING and diverse kids. They mean the world to me and I owe them so much. And here's another thing, I worry about everything. It's just how I am. But recently I've felt that worrying is justified.
How could someone be ok with the fact that the little girl who kiyas louder than everyone, and the wild child who sells girl scout cookies, will only earn 78 cents compared to the dollar a man earns?
How could someone be ok with the fact that the little boy who likes playing with tops, and the little boy who's just excited to learn karate, that they might have to be afraid of the people sworn to protect them?
Who could ever have the nerve to say to the little girl who only wanted donations to hurricane relief organizations for her birthday, that her loving family is wrong?
Most importantly, for now, how could anyone not want to protect these kids in their own school? In their own place to learn and grow as people? How could someone place a lump of metal over them?
If the fact that these children are so intelligent, so kind, and so wonderful to be around doesn't do it. If the fact that they're living, breathing humans doesn't do it. Maybe that fact that we'll have to fix so much already will get lawmakers to restrict gun laws.
If you're reading this, love you(Unless you don't want restricted gun laws)