But then that brings me back to when I used to hear my elders say things like:
“People don’t have respect anymore”
Which is obviously a comparison to what things used to be like in their day. It’s a bold statement considering times change people and we can’t always expect the same turn out. Still, there are many factors that contribute to this way of life and it isn’t always as simple as someone making a choice. Especially when the things that influence people revolve around senseless acts more then things that have meaning and merit. It’s not to say that people can’t just be crappy because they are but when it frequently becomes the neighborhood is bad more than just having a bad neighbor, then clearly something is wrong.
I mean think about it, in a world where super hero movies rule the entertainment aspect of life. How is it that there isn’t a morality shift in society from the lessons that are portrayed in those story arcs?
It’s like when people jump to conclusions about making the punishment sever for young teens who roam the streets looking for trouble. Without wondering why they were out there in the first place, what their home is like and how they could change that with things like free programs to keep them busy. Most of the time there is no alternative nor is there looking into the source of problems which is generally the key to the right change. So by not looking passed what is seen with the eyes, it shows lack of respect for others and ourselves.
Especially when standards should be the key to taking action when it’s needed instead of taking out phones to record bad situations for pure entertainment value. Or like let’s say getting a child to safety instead of letting them linger around a dangerous fight that could have got them hurt.
I guess the modern day thing to do is live with the fact that for-filling social media needs is more important than doing the right thing. What’s worse is when feeding a timeline that will be forgotten in a week means more than feeding our own souls.
So much for the outlook that once was a live - feed
Written by Antonio Westley
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