You have to pass a test to drive a car but anyone can be a parent. Famous lines from an obscure film, but it brings to light the seriousness of how badly our world operates today.
World famous drug addict and poster girl for self-destruction Amy Winehouse has announced through sources she wants to adopt a child. Is your reaction the same as mine? What is this world coming to? Here is what sources say: "Amy is seriously thinking about adopting. But she is aware it's going to be incredibly difficult with her background."
If you've been keeping up with Amy's life, you'll know she's been spending a lot of time on the lush Caribbean island of St. Lucia. It's not as third world as Barbados but there is great disdain for foreigners there other than to take our money. Yet somehow Amy has endeared herself to the culture there and Amy's own spokesman says, "Amy was talking about adopting in the context of looking after children on the island, perhaps through some kind of music and education-based project."
So does this mean mother, or caregiver? Sources goes on to say, "She has always wanted to be a mother. She loves St. Lucia and would move there for good in order to adopt."
The reality is you can't take care of others until you learn how to take care of yourself.