All my life I have lived in Norfolk; a city which for almost thirty six years has taught me to fear Church Street. It was the red light district of Norfolk, home to drugs, sex, violence, and most importantly home to the weakest, and poorest of Norfolk. A lot of these imagines in my head are placed their by words told to me, because I was never allowed in that part of town. Many members of my family and connected members weren’t fast drivers, yet anytime we’d find ourselves in or near Church Street, the engine would begin to race, the scene become blurred, as we smoked through those 10-12 blocks as fast as we could.
Over my years teaching students from all walks of life, including immigrants, I was always amazed at the fortitude of those immigrants to succeed. I noticed this same fortitude among students coming from all religions and cultures. They came from broken homes, abusive marriages, and poverty. I have also seen many students coming from mills and manufacturing plants that closed due to poor trade deals made by our government. We would also see second career seekers from industry, military, or government. These students represented the true diversity of our society that is not defined by race and gender. They were successful if they were given the opportunity, and they assimilated into the culture of healthcare regardless of race or gender. Their talents and experiences brought a diversity of thought, which helped them succeed.
As we all know eating too much of anything is bad for you. Although, you can eat much more vegetables than meat before it becomes bad for you. Eating meat might not be bad for you in moderation but we consume so much of it. It can lead to a number of illnesses that are totally preventable.
We have evolved as a human race. We were once cavemen and women, we once hunted for food. We have evolved, which leads to an unfortunate circumstance to our planet. We understand what we are doing to it, we understand that we are slowing killing our planet, yet we continue to do these things that pollute our oceans. Our oceans are dying so, a letter I will write to express the maddening concern for our planet.