Thursday, May 13, 2010

I am deeply sad today

When did it become so important to share one's opinions. Especially if those opinions are malicious or hurtful. It seems, in our society, that we encourage people to pass judgement on others and point out all the ways that they are better than the other person. We view this as witty or clever. Why? Why do we feel the need to spread such ugliness? I'm not saying we should live in the land of Mr. Rogers, but there is a big difference between pointing out real injustices in the world: child abuse, poverty, racism...and taking cheap shots at other people to make us feel better about ourselves. There is just so much ugliness in the world - why add to it. Why can't we just lead by example - live our lives as a testament to the beliefs that we hold dear - let our actions speak for us.

I am deeply sad today

1 comment:

  1. I'm so very, very sorry you are hurting and sad.

    It is a dangerous thing to pass judgement on someone, because to do so casts a spotlight on our own character. I heard that somewhere a log time ago, and I've never forgotten it.

    I try very hard not to judge, and even harder to obey "Thumper's Law"- "If you can't say somethin' nice, don't say nothin' at all..."

    I'm praying for you. -N