Guest Blogger: Julie Pampinella, Community Chiropractic
I came across an article today that reports shy kids are the next target for pharmaceutical companies.
I have a shy child. She is also a bright, alive, enthusiastic, artistic, loving and aware child. She is also anxious sometimes, around new people and situations. Aren’t we all, sometimes? Isn’t that…natural?
Consider that a shy child is likely a sensitive child. A child who feels things deeply, who may be an artist, a healer, a gift to a world where pharmaceuticals are ensuring that we are becoming more numb by the day, suppressing the ability to feel the natural emotions that we are meant to experience as human beings.
If we medicate for shyness, then who will be left to feel? Who will create the art that moves us? The writing that inspires us? The music that heals us? Because NOW is when our world needs that.
And if we medicate for anger, then who will be left to protest – to stand up and say, “No?” Because, if this is surfacing as a newsworthy topic, NOW is the time to do that.
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