I’m beginning to recognize the signs. The looks when I open the door for someone, or offer to reach an upper shelf for someone wheelchair or motorized cart bound, or let the person behind me go first in line because they have less to check out. The interesting thing is, the looks aren’t of disgust but of confusion – that look of “Did I really see that, I thought that went the way of the dinosaurs!”
Yes, the signs clearly point to the fact my values are in danger of becoming extinct. That’s sad, but it’s still encouraging. Like an environmental activist goes to bat for the ecosystem challenged gray wolf, or the whooping crane, I am out to save two of today’s socially challenged, endangered species I call ‘values’ and ‘ethics’.
So, I’m asking you – my fellow archaic valued friends – to join me in my fight! It’s simple. For less than zero cents per day, you can keep doing what you’re doing. Keep smiling at the stranger, helping those in need, putting others before yourself. Do it every day. These poor, abused, abandoned values and ethics need YOUR help. Please, don’t turn your back on them. They would never turn their backs on you.
Thank you for your support!
I don’t understand people so much anymore. Maybe it is the times, maybe it is the medium, but whatever it is, people have really changed!
Back “in the day”, one cared about what people thought of them. One’s character and reputation was everything. Now – well, not so much.
What brings this rant on is Social Media – i.e. facebook. Every day, there is at least ONE post on my wall regarding being a “Bitch”.
You know the ones:
“IF BY BITCH YOU MEAN…..” ending with some explanation that makes being known as a bitch a good thing.
I am here to tell you, ladies, “BITCH” is not a good thing. Because I love Merriam-Webster, I will share what this book has as the definition of bitch:
Definition of BITCH
the female of the dog or some other carnivorous
a: a lewd or immoral womanb: a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman —sometimes used as a generalized term of abuse
: something that is extremely difficult, objectionable, or unpleasant
If you get NOTHING ELSE from this, please get this….. you can be witty, outspoken, intelligent, strong willed and – yes – even a bit unpleasant and still NOT be a bitch. One thing separates the two – TACT!!
I’m just sayin’….