Sunday, September 24, 2006
Mid-20th century. Life was simpler in a sense, there were less grey areas, wrong was wrong and right was right. People did business on a handshake, doors were left open without fear of intruders. They warred against monsters who tried to conquer the world. It didn't do to let it all hang out, be rude and do unconscionable things in public and on TV. There is something to be said about that.
We've had a lot of progress since, especially in medicine, but are we more civilized, evolved? Ethics have fallen apart, morality is coopted by those who then go on the public airways and throw stones at people they don't like. Anything goes.
By you and I, we'll nurture our gardens, our spirits, be kind to ourselves and others, because we can make a difference.