Trying to understand and cope in a world today where what used to be wrong is now right and what used to be right is now wrong is very challenging, especially for those of us who grew up in an era where most things were simple and of a happier time. You knew right from wrong and you acted accordingly. An era where respect and manners were a must. Where a child was raised in a two parent home and family values mattered.
Where boundaries were respected and not crossed.
Today it seems like everything is spinning out of control and anything goes. We live in a world of chaos where hatred surpasses love. A society plunging further into moral decay where modesty is unfortunately considered old fashioned, promiscuity is considered cool, and where one’s belief in God is openly scoffed at.
We have more and more children being preyed upon by pedophiles to the point they are no longer safe at times in their own homes and schools. Where rape is no longer taken seriously and where drug dealers and gang-bangers control and terrorize neighborhoods. Where 11 year olds are killed in the streets as a result of drive by shoot outs; where criminals and corrupt politicians are lauded and decent law enforcement condemned. Where underage girls having babies is on the increase and abortion is acceptable even when the mother’s life is not in danger.
Times change and nothing stands still. I get it. However, the boundaries of nature and decency are being significantly crossed and where self-discipline, responsibility, integrity and accountability are sorely lacking in overall society.
If we could all take a moment out of our busy day and seriously look at what’s going on around us, can we honestly say we are progressing or evolving into a society we can honestly be proud of today? In appears in spite of our advanced intellect, sophistication and modern technology, we are in reality moving backwards into the dark ages again. Scenes from Mad Max are playing out all over the world where rampant lawlessness, lack of accountability, greed, corruption, hatred, anger, promiscuity, perversion and war are all becoming the norm. We are a society where it appears immediate self-gratification and where anything goes is the number one priority without concern to the possible negative ramifications they may have down the road, not only to those who indulge in those priorities, but to those who share the space with them in society.
If this is the future we are building for our children and grandchildren I think we better get a grip. It is no longer healthy for society to be too far left or too far right. We need to get our footing back on solid middle ground. It is important for children to be safe and secure at all times and for them to know what is morally right from wrong.
Always trying to please the masses or going with what is considered popular doesn’t necessarily cut it anymore or make it right. We need to clean up the mess we have made of the world today and build a better life going forward for the children we leave behind.
- Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependent upon popular opinion? ~William Lloyd Garrison
- The world has achieved brilliance without conscience ~Omar Bradley
- It is perfectly easy to be original by violating the laws of decency and the canons of good taste ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Over the Teacups, 1891