When I was growing up, Halloween was just so exciting.
The streets in my neighborhood were filled with dozens and dozens of children. House after house was ready to participate. No one cared if you lived in the neighborhood or not. What was objectionable was trick or treating without a costume.
Now we have people taking the joy out of it. What is happening? Why are these people so negative and judgmental? How is it helpful to society to point out that children come from the wrong side of the tracks and their physical appearance is less than desirable?
The world is drowning in negativity. Why pick on the children? Where is your sense of community and sensitivity?
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Focus on the positive. Enjoy the little ones with their cute or scary costumes. Feel good that your neighborhood provides a safe night for everyone. When the candy runs out, turn off the lights and know that are many children smiling because of you.
Lorena Meeks, Fresno