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The Humanity in Us -- From the very First Second of Life

Updated on April 18, 2015
Joseph at 6 months
Joseph at 6 months | Source
Joseph at 3 yrs old after done eating a banana
Joseph at 3 yrs old after done eating a banana | Source

Now you are born...


Is November the 5th, 1962. The time? 7:45 a.m. Mom was rushed to the hospital with no delay. Two years ago, I was told about that "experience of a lifetime" day....funny how all was revealed in a normal conversation with mom and siblings.

8:10 a.m. - NOV 5TH 1962

Nurses knew my mom was holding me inside until she got on that stretcher, being literally rushed around the corner of that I.C.U. hallway. Coming to this world around the corner of life?

8:15 a.m.

As soon as my mom felt secured on that bed, she was told to breath and push. Grandmother told mom the night before, " Just open your thighs all the way and relax."

Brain learning and listening to Mom...

Sequential Genome codified... locked...!

To be honest I don't remember a bit about that moment. However, mom told me that I was a quiet baby, who did cooperate with the nurses. The doctor that slapped my behind with no bad intention (I wish I knew his name) should've been reading right now. I guess I did breathe for the first time and cried. I can tell you for sure what mom told me:

"Oh my... His lips are so rounded. He is really an angel..."

So, That Was Me?

Thinking and seeing this scene in slow motion, makes me wonder... when did I inherit my mom's ways? Maybe nine months before? I know for sure that mom read and sang to me when I was in that claustrophobic space of life. She shared with me emotional moments two years ago. And the albums and pics came out to light.

(pause, tears, break-time...)

Human Nature

I believe that the world is going insane due to the lack of love. If you were born in a distressful environment, you would have had to adapt yourself, and face the world from birth. My family and my ways were casted upon me from the very beginning.

An Idea For The World

Just get in a room a toddler from each country like: Iran, Romania, Ukraine, Ghana, The U.S., Argentina, Mexico, England... and the whole world. Start sharing music, activities and friendship. Forget about their parents waiting outside all mad.

Forget about religions and politics. I believe that these future citizens of the world would be able to change the planet somehow. But, since this is only a dream... All the kids would have to go back straight to their parents after their first life changing lesson.


Education handed out at the right time

I was lucky enough to be surrounded by love at its finest; care was given abundantly!

All sort of positive feelings were instilled. And of course our favorite T.V. cartoons--- from the "Flinstones" to "Bugs Bunny." Star Trek came right on time, but saw it on syndication around the early 70s.

First Grade

Here is when good memory comes to us with no problem. I remember asking my mom if she did register me at that grammar School mentioned by my older cousins, because I was already bored at home and wanted to have my new books and uniform -- I started my grammar years in a Catholic School. From age five I would ask mom all kind of questions, because TV was there to keep me frustrated -- Yes, I did jump like Superman from a second floor. Yikes!

"Why Combat?" I asked my mom, "why nobody was really killed in that series starring Vic Morrow?" She would answer back politely, but not before checking with dad at times.

My first day in school was a disaster; Yeah mamma's boy wanted to go back home with her. Suddenly, school was a reality, and I "was lost in space."

You might say, Joseph is a good math teacher. But math was like chinese until I turned 14.

Joseph Today
Joseph Today | Source

Feeling the reading

What we transmit through the word right now, will be felt one day with new technology that is here. We already can experience Star War remastered in 3D. And some movies go the extra mile with special effects and that "IMAX" touch.

Back to us. What I wanted to share was the very beginnings of Joseph A.K.A LDC. We, as humans are prone to change by influences and some unexpected situations. Joseph was born on the right time, 1962. Civil rights, love, freedom, cold war and Watergate. Technology was akin to our spirit. I was carrying my T-ruler to college in 1982. Totally nerd myself; today all is 3D- CAD.

Why Are We Here?

I refer to Joseph as a group of minds. So we can write on different topics. The times were right and the parents did their best to give us education. Times were hard, and we experienced loses and heart breaking. So why are we here?

Simple: we just want to share our thoughts and have fun. We want to give back what life gave us with a smile. We all are definitely different and have our ways. We respect our friends and admire our ladies. Where are we heading? We don't really know. We are driving this 2011 Nissan... down the corner of "feelings and unstoppable emotions." I see on the horizon great opportunities and an adventurous journey!

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    Joseph De Cross 3 years ago

    Thanks CMCastro!! I believe so!!

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    Christina M. Castro 3 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your life events. It is nice to know we have shared similar interests in the same decades (I was born the last day of 1959.) Our experience with a loving family was similar to yours, I believe. Thanks for sharing.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Pam Oglesby, much appreciated and really touched by your words. There is so much to say, and is all over in our hubs. We love to write and we like to be part of this family. Thanks for being such a loyal friend!

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Joseph, It was interesting hearing about your arrival in this world and being nurtured by such a loving mother. I do think love solves problems and it heals. There is certainly not enough love in this world and I am fortunate to have been brought up in a loving family, even though there were problems. I always knew I was loved. Very interesting hub. Voted up+++++

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    CrazedNovelist, glad to see you commenting amigo. Short but powerful comment you leave. Have a nice one!

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    A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

    Very interesting writing... De Cross... lol.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Morning Michelle, This was just another inspiration regarding our very first hours on this planet. You always so kind with us.... and surprising us with your smiley visits. Thanks!

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    Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

    You have a fantastic mum who recounted the exact moment you were born! Humanity is indeed worth celebrating, as you've shown here. Thanks for the share!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    GypsyRose Lee, You said it better than us. Two powerful ingredients to change this messed up world. Thanks for your heartfelt commenting Rasma!

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Love and compassion are two of the greatest things in life. Thanks for sharing a part of your life. Love the pics. You were so adorable. Passing this on.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Hi Rubi! Was sonice to read those words. I know we all do not have good luck when we arrive into this mess called world. We did have our ups and downs but we are fine. Thanks for the words!

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    Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    Aha, Joseph you were born in an era when everything was changing, I might add for the better. Lucky you, You had a loving family. The 60's were a time when we began to see the real need to include all races into our life. We had forgotten that America was a land of opportunity open to all.You were a cute little kid. Thank's for sharing..

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Faith Reaper, Thanks for your kind words. Yeah is a heart warming hub. We share some words from the past we can relate. Thanks for being such a kind friend

    @RCrumple, WOW! man! You let yourself go all the way. Even moderators were worried by the extent of your commenting. I understand and re read your words. This country is not even the one we had 20 yrs ago. Generation Z as carrol said it, will give a damn! for your knowledge and your ways. They already think in droplets of texting and navigating their own mind.

    Thanks for leaving such a great commenting.

    @Tammy you also were a cute child indeed. We appreciate so much your friendship. Love is lacking all over. And respect and honor is just non existent. Thanks for your support.

    @Curiad, thanks for reading us. Now you know why we are the way we are. There was no other way. Take care my friend!

    @ Pamela, still touched by your mom's state. I cannot forget my friends' pain. Mom was there for us, and she really showed us the way. Funny to know that it was like yesterday for her. Take care!

    @Maria Couchara, hope Mickey Sr. is cooperating in not bothering you. Thanks for the kind words young lady. I know Mrs. Sammy was glad to read this hub. Thanks for those votes!

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    Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    very sweet, LORD... Love that you started out 'cooperating' with the nurses and being good to your Momma.

    Listening and smiling to the SAFETY Dance... UP and all! Hugs, Maria

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Joseph, you were obviously the apple of your mother's eye to use an old quote. Growing up with such love is the basis for a secure child that has good self esteem. The baby pictures are so cute. It is so great the your mother shared all the little details with you. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your hub that carries such deep meaning.

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    Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

    This was a great trip through your life Joseph, and a powerful message indeed!

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    Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Reading this beautiful hub and learning about your loving Mom and origins makes it easy to see how you are a love guru, genius, and someone I am proud to call a friend. You are right about so many things, especially that our children are blank slates. At times I don't think we set out to stain that canvas with hatred, judgement, and fear but because of the lack of the love between all people splatters the canvas over the years until it is darkened. Beautiful hub. You were such a cute and bright child!!!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Carlysullens, it was 80's nights and was about to link the b52's for a blast, but stayed with the vapors. Thanks for commemting, and your are not fat at all... you are a cute mom! Hope your kids are not driving you nuts! Take care!

    @Deborah Brooks, why is that when we write a hub, you start crying? Jokes aside, you have shown some humanity from your side. Being a woman in Christ has its advantages. Your soul is always clean and we love your comments.

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    Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

    Todd Rundgren once sang, "Love Is The Answer." The Beatles sang "All You Need Is Love." Mercy haunted the airwaves with "Love (Can Make You Happy)." Today, the music speaks of all the wrong things. No, I'm not blaming music for our plight. Music is only representative of the ideals of society of the time. Yes, as Bob Dylan wrote, "The Times They Are A-Changin'."

    We look at Hubpages comments and see that there are many that cherish the old ideas. Many, including I, would love to see a return to the ideals and morals of the time. I'm afraid it will not take place. Not being a prophet of doom, just a viewer of reality, with the controls of big business on the political sector, the self-centered attitudes and Political Correctness demands, and the gap between the wealthy and the poor growing ever wider we are traveling an opposite direction.

    It seems each generation is growing less and less caring of each other. Television is uncaring, yet, has been the babysitter / virtual parents to many. How can we expect anything else but for what we've sown the seeds? With the example set and experiences lived, how can we expect the new generations to improve?

    Lawyers and parents that know better than the school systems, in which we were raised, have taken discipline out of the hands of the administrators, yet, blame these same schools for bullying practices becoming ever so common. Hands tied, the systems have thrown up their arms and simply go through the motions. Can we blame them?

    Once, "United We Fall", the self centered "I" most prominent in today's world refuses to understand that there's is power in unity. Thus, instead of a neighborhood of individuals fighting for right, we've become a nation of individuals, huddled in our somewhat secure home on the block, protesting society under the safety of guise of false monikers, while we can't even tell you the names of most of the people on our own street. I am just as guilty as anyone.

    Can, a groups such as those here on Hubpages, create enough of a spark to change the world? Who knows? The spark has to be struck somewhere. Is some effort better than none? Of course, to give up and say "no way" is to admit defeat, and many will not accept that as an option.

    The war on complacency is what has to be fought. People have got to make a commitment to get involved. You are discussing the first step.... Love. We've got to start caring about each other again. Being polite and respecting each other, not out of fear or conformity required of those preaching the unisex/unimind concept of political correctness, but out of voluntary respect and acceptance that we are all God's children, regardless of religion, is another step.

    Forgive me as I have spoke too strong and too much in your comments. My apologies. This is a topic that truly is deeply felt. I admire your efforts, your hub, and your thought pattern. Tremendous job, my friend!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Hi Janine, Thanks for stopping by and drop a heartfelt note. Seems that motherhood and marriage have made a new Janine. Still touched by your words and appreciation. Your daughters will read your hubs, as said before. You have a great day/ night!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Good evening Sunnie, Cutie pie? You sound like my mom! Well, as I said, tonight I had feelings from the past. Having a good memory did help. Thanks for your feedback and support. Love can conquer all indeed. God Bless!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    KjForce, like we said, we write thoughts and eventually they select a tittle. Tonight came to my mind my own past. Mom's talk and pictures did the rest. Thanks for being a fun friend. Now, that was my own take for now.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Byllibuc, This was a personal journey suggested last night by Bobbi Purvis. Sometimes we write a title and the idea and the rest just falls into gear. Love is what this world needs. But how can we change people that never knew love and hate to be in love? The idea from the kids in a room was suggested by Rousseau in 1762 in his pedagogical treatise called Emilie. Things haven't change a bit. The Guillotine was replaced by that ak-47.

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    Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

    Love, yes, if we do not have love, we are nothing, no matter what we do as charity or otherwise, if we do not love, it matters not! This is what He tells us in His Word. Lord, this hub is so very special, an you reminded me of a lot of my childhood and my brother, and it is funny there are so many similarities, yet we are from different families. You were such a cutie. Ha. And it is true, that babies inside the womb can hear their mother, fathers and other family members and when they are born, they already know their voices and love the same music they listened to while pregnant. My brother would watch Combat with my dad's real army helmet on holding a real bazooka - Ha - not loaded or whatever. He loved that show. He is a Phd, a planetary geologist. And my mom, who likee to sketch and was good at it, one time sketched him with his soldier outfit on watching Combat. I remember the day my brother, who is one year younger than I, went to kindergarten for the first time, and he told my mother, "Okay, I will try it, but if I do not like it, I am not staying." Well, sure enough, he stepped one foot inside and turned around and starting running away from my mother, and we had to chase him down. Ha. I have been wanting to ask you for the longest time about the "we" but then I thought, well, surely someone would mention that in an interview, but no, and I thought, well, I will just remain clueless, as I thought maybe you wrote with your "better half" or sister or who knows who, or maybe you were referring to your muses? Ha. So, I am so happy you explained who "we" are. This is a heartwarming hub. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    What a story Joseph.. I always ,.loved it when my mom would tell me about different things that happened when I was little.. You are right I am crying my friend... I love these kind of hubs telling me of different experiences true stories and love and hope.. etc. God Bless you my friend.


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    CarlySullens 5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

    Joseph, I love this quote, "Coming to life around a corner?" I enjoy hearing birth stories, and enjoy hearing your positive youth experience. Especially liked the 80's songs, I felt like it was 80's night here.

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    Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

    Oh I loved how you shared your mom's experience of your birth. I do hope someday to be able to relay to my girls the day and moment they were born too. Seriously, you are a wonderful man and your parents did a great job and very happy to be a faithful follower of yours. Voted up, shared and tweeted too :)

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    Sunnie Day 5 years ago

    Hello Joseph,

    This was very touching...Love is the one thing that makes everything okay. If we are blessed to be born into love then it is something we should always treasure. Should our beginnings be can turn it all around. May I say, you were such a cutie pie at three.



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    kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

    Lord De Cross...Obviously your parents did an OK job in raising you, as you are here today writing your words of wisdom....and they are NOT falling on deaf ears..congrat's

    enjoyed the trip down the path of your thoughts....

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    You are speaking my language, Joseph. Love is the single most important thing in life....period! Number two, whatever it is, ain't even close. I love the idea of putting the kids in a room....wouldn't that be cool if life worked that way? Great message my friend!


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