Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Have Gratitude in Life as well as Humility

I know this is not how I usually write so I hope you will forgive me. I am however getting really concerned about what’s going on these days.

I find that here in the US, people either can’t get enough of what’s going on in the upcoming elections or they can’t get enough of all the negative things that are happening to people like Britney Spears.

I’ve been listening to all the senators who want us to make them president, judging, putting down and criticizing each other, saying almost anything to make the other look bad in some way.

I listen to all the pathetic sad plights of the young people in the movie industry, losing custody of their kids, using drugs or as one well known movie actor said in people magazine when asked if he was going to marry the mother of his child, “It’s a love child.” Give me a break! Doesn’t anyone think of the damage this does to our young people, especially children!

Most of the movies and stuff on TV today is full of violence and often times I’m amazed when I see the plots played out. Then we wonder why there’s so much violence around us. Not that I’m saying TV or movies are solely to blame but it certainly doesn’t help.

What kind of example do these type of people set for the rest of the population? How are kids supposed to know that drugs are not OK, that having a child outside of marriage is not the greatest way for a child to grow up, that judging impairs people’s integrity and that it’s important to have gratitude in life as well as humility and that even when running a race, you can do it with dignity.

I have six grandchildren under 7 years old. I’d give a lot to see them grow up to a different kind of world.

I’d love to hear what other people think about this so if you’ve got anything to say, positive or negative, please drop me a line. In the meantime, have a wonderful, bright and peaceful week.

‘Til next time

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Jeanne said...

I'm with you Hazel! It's like there is nothing else happening in the world other than Britteny and US elections... and I'm in Australia!

But we get it here with our own negative, destructive violent actions around the place -- it's like they are the only ones to be highlighted on the news!

Although having said that... today we experienced something very important and positive -- our government finally said "Sorry" to the indigenous people of Australia for the stolen generation.
Whether you agree with the apology or not... it was a positive step towards bringing harmony between Australians. Now that's something different!


Hazel Palache said...

Hi Jeanne,
Thanks for your reply. I'm so glad to know that other people agree and are reading what I write:)
Congratulations on the apology from your government, I think anything that can be done or said is a first step.
I actually think your Prime Minister has the right idea. At least if he's the one who said, "if you want to live in Australia, you speak our language and follow our rules or don't come"
I'm para-phrasing of course, however if only that would happen over here, perhaps the US wouldn't have so many problems.
Again, thank you and great to hear from someone the other side of the world. I'm planning on visiting my nephew in Australia next year.
God bless

Laura E. Sanchez-Gonzalez said...

I love this post, and I think you are totally right, I am very young but I think it is horrible what is happening in our society these days, we are letting children to look these people as role models and that is the worst we can do to our children, by the way, I love your blog, lets exchange links