For instance, the officer may have resigned but the resignation to absolve responsibility leaves a pregnant pause. The same resonates when you think about the lives of our youth that need us even if they think they don't. Or when what may transpire behind closed doors becomes fodder for every breathing thing on the planet.
We knew what it was to be young. The know it all who invented the world-we were immortal, so we thought. But then one day something gets out of hand, words and actions quickly spiral out of recognition. Out of control.
We all carry the weight and burden of bad decision-making and the blame no matter where it lands. The crisis doesn't feel any different or ends any cleaner after it is trumped up over the next days, weeks and months, making everyone involved famous or infamous.
Burning personal property, looting, cursing, screaming and rioting, have these actions made radical change in your favor? Did anyone participating in these acts really benefit?
Temporary stimulus at best.
What about a domestic fight that drew in more views than a prized bout? Does anyone feel any better about what happened after the facts were brought to the attention of the public? Tensions run high, emotions acute, as every person, plant and animal becomes a critic. We got it. Dial it down a bit, there is more at stake here.
It used to be that children and youths respected the authority of their parents and adults. Individuals would think before they spoke or acted out. With the craze of instant gratification, many of them don't see the need for patience, kindness, loyalty. They don't care.
Cultivated qualities, we old school folks know all too well, have been tossed out as either absurd or out of date. Interesting-if the modern way of living and thinking is working out so grandly, we should all be dancing in the street.
Social opinions should not dictate what you know to be right. Since when did it become ok to disconnect to what is going on at home but be completely connected to every online orifice? Take the time to examine what is going on in your own household.
Before we start the picketing, pillaging and blaming, maybe it’s time to take a good hard look in the mirror-a real hard look. You may not like what you see but it should at the very least cause you to reexamine yourself, motives and intent.
As difficult as that concept may be to comprehend-the change starts with every single one of us. None of us-not one of us cruises through life without mistakes, and becoming a good person is not a patent pending.
Now if you have it all figured out, I guess you can raise your hands-if you’re sure.
Until next time~