Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Beware. I'm in a mood again. You won't like it. You've been warned.I wonder what kind of world we would have if everybody just simply behaved themselves. Kept their hands off other people's stuff. Assumed that others mean well and stopped being so anally offended all the time. Stopped suing people all the time. Lent a hand. Turned the other cheek whenever physically possible. Refused to allow the existence of bullies and mean people. Quit believing that the world owes anyone a living. Insisted that all rewards be actually earned by the person claiming it. Stop accepting excuses for poor workmanship in any aspect of life. Showed some gratitude. Insisted on good manners in public places AND at home. Refused to condone any behaviors that endangered, inconvenienced, or otherwise inflicted themselves on others. Outlawed habits that could harm others. Required that parents take good care of their children, or lose them forever. (Three strikes are too many.) Had some way of taking care of the TRULY helpless in each community, that wasn't dependent on politicians or funding that could disappear at any given moment. Mandated that any representative of the people be law-abiding, moral, and know what it's like to really work hard for a living. Refused to glorify celebrities who scoff at morality. Minded our own business most of the time.
Of course, this all harkens back to the first point: If everyone would simply behave themselves properly, most of the world's problems would be solved.
I'm not sure what kind of world we would have if everyone on the planet behaved themselves, but it's for darn sure it would be different from the world we have right now.
Reminder: "Rights" are worthless unless we also acknowledge "responsibilities." The first without the second is nothing but childish selfishness. The second without the first is grossly unfair. If we are to do this correctly, we MUST have both. No exceptions.
P.S. And by "everyone must behave," I am referring mainly to public behavior. What you do in the privacy of your own home is your business. Unless it hurts a child, or an unwilling partner. THEN you should be locked up, and I hope the key is thrown away forever.
Remember how even hardened vicious jailed murderers won't condone behaviors that hurt a child? Remember how even hardened vicious jailed murderers will often KILL a prisoner who is there because he hurt a little child? Remember what happened to Jeffrey Dahmer? Right.
How sad that we must sometimes rely on such people to rid us of such people.
Posted by Mamacita (The REAL one) @ 2:25 PM | |