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A response to "An open letter to the U.S. Capitol rioters"

What's happening within the nation is enough to make us wary of the state of our democracy.

A response to "An open letter to the U.S. Capitol rioters"
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One of the most intriguing things about this whole post was that it is relevant to the times, although fictional. The post centers around a grandmother mustering up the courage to write a letter to her grandson who was involved with the rioters from last week's atrocity of a day at Capitol Hill and the concerns many people felt once the news broke of this matter.
The letter encapsulated the same feelings many of us might have felt on that day—disappointment and shock that something like this could even be a reality within the United States. And to see this from the perspective of a grandmother that lived away from her grandson while reflecting on family life, upbringing and hardship made it more compelling to read.
It made me think about the families that could have experienced the reality of living in Washington, D.C. when all of this transpired or have family members who live or work there. What's happening within the nation is enough to make us wary of the state of our democracy.

The best ways to show people closest to you that they are heard and appreciated

Everyone that is close to us wants to be heard in their relationship. It's for a good reason, too.

Strong relationships necessitate open lines of communication

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Strong relationships rely onl open lines of communication. Being a better communicator may appear daunting, but it's actually only a matter of honing a crucial skill: listening.

It appears to be straightforward. We (mostly) listen to our loved one's queries, opinions, anecdotes, gripes, and helpful suggestions. But how frequently do we actually pay attention?

We often register that they're chatting on the surface, waiting for our time to jump in and say what we want. Something has to be done about it.

Everyone that is close to us wants to be heard in their relationship. It's for a good reason, too.

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Peta and Staffies: Why the call to eradicate the breed has to end

Peta has called for Staffordshire Bull Terriers to be sterilised, claiming it's the best thing for the breed. But shouldn't the focus be on irresponsible owners, not the dogs?

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Once again Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) - a charity that claims to protect animals, is pushing for Staffordshire Bull Terriers - a loyal, loving family dog, to be eradicated.

In 2018, during a government consultation of the Dangerous Dog Act 1991, the charity called for Staffies to be added to it claiming, at the time, that it was, 'best for the dog.' If they had been, it would have made it illegal to own the breed in the UK.

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