I think we all can agree there’s been a dearth of leadership lately. It feels like our country is coming apart at the seams.
I remember my mom telling me early on that “words matter.” Once you say something it cannot be unsaid. Even if you apologize and/or make excuses, the imprint on another person’s brain is still there. And, sometimes the repercussions can last for years or even a lifetime. There are many situations where I wish I […]
I don’t remember growing up in a fearful society, but I feel like I live in one now. All you have to do is turn on the TV, listen to the radio, read the newspaper and eventually someone will be trying to scare you about something. We all seem so emotionally fragile and quick to identify an enemy or cause for our concern. The news media has perfected this art so well that they have helped to perpetuate a more neurotic generation in a time when just about every violent crime statistic is down significantly or at minimum on par with what existed when we were children (and our population has grown significantly during this time). As the saying goes, if it bleeds than it leads.”
This will be a rare post on politics. It’s hard not to attention the Republican race for presidential nominee (even if it isn’t typically your party of choice). We are bombarded with news stories, debates and advertising spots that keep the issue constantly top of mind. After you receive a certain amount of information you start to block out the noise and become skeptical of anything any candidate has to say including the political commentators. It is the textbook definition of overkill. The campaign season for either party lasts ways too long for my liking. It’s a long hard slog to the convention and ultimately Election Day. And, just a thought, if your party is in power, shouldn’t it be spending its time governing rather than talking about what should be happening…
I understand the need for people to take a mental break and escape through art. We all need this. However, when media programming preys on your vulnerabilities, stokes your fears, and deliberately misinforms you and/or distorts the facts, there is something wrong.