Why

Benton, KY

#1 Apr 27, 2013
Why do some that pass away get alot more attention and dedication praises in this county than others? I feel for those families that have lost kids and have to sit and watch other kids lives get praised that have passed when their loved ones do not get the same treatment. I guess some kids, or families, are more special than others in the Marshall Co. School system.
meeeee

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Apr 27, 2013
Why wrote:
Why do some that pass away get alot more attention and dedication praises in this county than others? I feel for those families that have lost kids and have to sit and watch other kids lives get praised that have passed when their loved ones do not get the same treatment. I guess some kids, or families, are more special than others in the Marshall Co. School system.
It will always be about who you are. Last name, family, who you know, etc. I can remember a handful people I went to school with passing away. Every generation has them. Some of the no one really gave a f*ck about, while people set around crying for weeks over others.
diamond

Richmond, VA

#3 Apr 28, 2013
I would venture to say that it wholeheartedly depends on a false sense of a social status system, however, this is not unique to the Marshall County School System. This takes place in every society, and is human nature. There is however a solution to the problem, if you are caught on the wrong side of the tracks; as with any problem it takes hard work to jump to the other side. Universally, all cultures have stories of the 'hero' that came from humble beginnings and changed the world. In the predominate culture of Marshall county there is a similar story. The Bible is such a story, Jesus, born to Mary, who was not married to Joseph, who was merely a carpenter was born to save the world or become somehow transformed; no different really then Clash Of The Titians, or even Julia Roberts' character in Pretty Woman; people being mostly average play the lottery or PowerBall because of the wish to be what they're not. Nevertheless, self worth and public worth can be changed at will; it takes hard work, saving and building. Society is a game, and it matters who you associate with, whom you marry, and which church you attend. It requires a lot of masks to be worn, and of course this is the easy method and is built on lies. A more challenging method would be to be yourself, yet in a constant state of self improvement, and devalue those who assign value, demand respect in a calm, and reasoned manner, and do not accept the treatment of being lesser then. Your dollar bill is no less green then the other guy's; if you are not feeling that the society of Marshall County is treating you with respect, spend yours in Paducah or Murray, and do so without announcement. The only way people hold a higher social status is because it is given to them from below; leave Marshall County and most people have never heard of any of the 'elite' people you are speaking of; It is known as a 'big fish in a small pond.' So in all reality, you and all who believe these people are 'someone' are the power behind the myth that they are...
mae mae

Benton, KY

#4 Apr 28, 2013
diamond wrote:
I would venture to say that it wholeheartedly depends on a false sense of a social status system, however, this is not unique to the Marshall County School System. This takes place in every society, and is human nature. There is however a solution to the problem, if you are caught on the wrong side of the tracks; as with any problem it takes hard work to jump to the other side. Universally, all cultures have stories of the 'hero' that came from humble beginnings and changed the world. In the predominate culture of Marshall county there is a similar story. The Bible is such a story, Jesus, born to Mary, who was not married to Joseph, who was merely a carpenter was born to save the world or become somehow transformed; no different really then Clash Of The Titians, or even Julia Roberts' character in Pretty Woman; people being mostly average play the lottery or PowerBall because of the wish to be what they're not. Nevertheless, self worth and public worth can be changed at will; it takes hard work, saving and building. Society is a game, and it matters who you associate with, whom you marry, and which church you attend. It requires a lot of masks to be worn, and of course this is the easy method and is built on lies. A more challenging method would be to be yourself, yet in a constant state of self improvement, and devalue those who assign value, demand respect in a calm, and reasoned manner, and do not accept the treatment of being lesser then. Your dollar bill is no less green then the other guy's; if you are not feeling that the society of Marshall County is treating you with respect, spend yours in Paducah or Murray, and do so without announcement. The only way people hold a higher social status is because it is given to them from below; leave Marshall County and most people have never heard of any of the 'elite' people you are speaking of; It is known as a 'big fish in a small pond.' So in all reality, you and all who believe these people are 'someone' are the power behind the myth that they are...
Well, Diamond Marshall County is very bad for showing favorites. Jesus was everyones shining light, he did not pick and choose 'special people.' Plus Jesus would tell people to get out of Marshall, you talk of Jesus but do you really show it? Oh yeah, I have lived here all my life, so dont give me that BOLOGNA.
W

Morgantown, KY

#5 Apr 28, 2013
Jesus certainly did pick and choose "special people" but he was compassionate toward all people.

He chose his Disciples and he even chose the one who He knew would betray Him.
mae mae wrote:
<quoted text>Well, Diamond Marshall County is very bad for showing favorites. Jesus was everyones shining light, he did not pick and choose 'special people.' Plus Jesus would tell people to get out of Marshall, you talk of Jesus but do you really show it? Oh yeah, I have lived here all my life, so dont give me that BOLOGNA.
lucy lou

Benton, KY

#6 Apr 28, 2013
He was like that . . . but he was never mean and had compasion.
Christian believer

Benton, KY

#7 May 5, 2013
I believe your speaking about the wonderful plaque that was dedicated to a former Lady Marshall softball member at the concession stand. My opinion is that not only did this young lady, her siblings, parents and a lot of her other family members support and rally around all things MARSHALL COUNTY. I am also certain that the cost of this plaque did not come from tax dollars or your pocket. Personally I think it was a classy way to remember a former Marshall County softball player. Get over yourselves already with the: it's who you know or what your last name is. I bet this young lady would have rather been completing her 2nd year of college and cheering for her sister and former team players. Just love each other and know that God is great and life is good.

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