*An incredible kid*
Just to look at this picture is amazing in itself. A five year old, Jacob Philadelphia, asks the President if he can touch his hair. When he does, his response is "My hair is like your hair."
Today's society is very anti-touch, especially American mainstream society. This is not true in many other cultures, where touch is a common, everyday event, from Italy to many parts of Africa.
Somehow, we have to change this. Oh, I know, people are scared that their touch might be taken the wrong way, or be improper.
Other people are worried about the germs that they may encounter. Some people don't even want their kids to play outside.
And as far as adults are concerned, human beings long for touch. Video games and long hours spent at a computer are not a substitute. Many young people would not end up doing the wrong thing later in life, if they had touch in their lives.
And touch is entirely different than sex. In this country, the failure to make that distinction leads to many frustrating, difficult situations.
How can we change this?
That little boy, Jacob Philadelphia, may have had his life completely changed by an event, that to many people, is not even acceptable.