#520 Stealing To Survive

19th January 2018 in The Wild Mouse Cafe - Part 2
#520 Stealing To Survive
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FreyFox 19th Jan 2018, 12:00 AM edit delete
Some of us had luckier childhoods than others.


Jake Elmer 19th Jan 2018, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Ouch! Stealing at a young age? that must be rough
GoodKaptainKook 19th Jan 2018, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
Well, nobody will ever have as traumatic and horrifying a childhood as those kids in that California horror house that's making the news lately (reading up on that made me cringe to my stomach and make me wish I could wring those parents' necks with my bare hands), but yeah. Sadly traumatic childhoods are very much a real thing. I didn't have THE greatest childhood myself, but when I stop and think about I could have had SO much worse. At least I had a nice home and parents who cared about me and tried to help me. A lot of kids out there wind up with parents who don't care about them or even want them. Thinking about that breaks my ol' heart :(

The thing that makes it sadder is that abusive/neglectful parenting sadly is a repeating cycle. It's so often that those who were abused or neglected as children end up becoming their own parents because that's how they were raised and they don't know any other way. So it's destined to repeat itself again and again. Which makes it more heartwarming to see somebody escape from the cycle. Many do NOT...

Sorry for a long-winded comment, but yeah, Sasha's sad childhood is striking a personal chord with me. Because I can see some of my own cousins who've had to go through something very similar. Something like this that is tragically realistic hits a lot closer to home when you or people you know have been through something along these lines...
FreyFox 19th Jan 2018, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
Indeed, I wouldn't have chosen any different with my parents.
David31 19th Jan 2018, 12:11 AM edit delete reply
Amen to that Mark.
Shaggy 19th Jan 2018, 12:43 AM edit delete reply
Now this is more sad :-( And it's true that some peoples childhoods are better than others. I'd say mine was good but times were bad too for me... I won't explain but those were sad times. I'm gonna be 18 soon. I'm still gonna miss my childhood :-( I'm just very thankfull for all the good times :-)
Kanashe 19th Jan 2018, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
As sad as this may seem, I'm suddenly reminded that there are kids who DO have good childhoods, but still steal stuff because of say either peer pressure done by kids of the same age as them or older kids so they come off as cool or because the kid themselves is a spoiled bastard who thinks he can do anything.
pokehero9 20th Jan 2018, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
can I give her a hug
Section79 20th Jan 2018, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
This is sadly true. A lot of people do in fact have good childhoods, but some aren’t quite as lucky.
Warner Republic 2nd Feb 2018, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
Warner Republic
Sometimes I do take my life for granted after being spoiled by the many luxuries I have and forget that other families are not fortunate and struggle everyday just to get food on the table, clothes and even a roof over their heads. Sasha is now lucky to have at least a decent job like this.