Yesterday, First Lady Melania Trump delivered an impactful speech to the United Nations audience in New York City, as noted by The Hill.
Excerpts and Explanations
The First Lady began her speech with the following statements:
“We must teach each child that they are at the core of the kindness, mindfulness, integrity and leadership, which can only be taught by our own example. By our own example, we must teach children to be good stewards of the world they inherit.”
Mrs. Trump is absolutely correct. For better or worse, children are the future of America. Instilling values of honor, kindness, and respect within young people is more important than ever. Children innately look up to adults and pick up various behavior patterns from them; setting a positive example is paramount to the success and fitness of our young people. The First Lady divulged into further detail to truly drive this point home:
“We must remember that they are watching and listening, so we must never miss an opportunity to teach life’s ethical lessons along the way. As adults we are not merely responsible, we are accountable. I hope you will join me in recommitting ourselves to teaching the next generation to lead and honor the golden rule, do unto others as you would have do unto you. Which is paramount in today’s society, and my focus as first lady. It reminds our generation’s moral imperative to take responsibility for what our children learn.“