Saturday, July 9, 2016

It's Really About A Lack Of Respect On All Sides

Rodney King asked the question long ago “can't we all just get along” and while that might seem like a simplistic approach to life, in a strange way that's what it's going to take to get our great nation back to normal.

Whether it's a bad police officer slamming a suspect to the ground even when they are complying with instructions or a suspect insisting on being belligerent to a police officer while being treated kindly, what is at the heart of most of the problems in the world today is a lack of respect shown to others by everyone.

Maybe we should stop judging others who are different from us and just treat them kindly, when we disagree with their choices in life? I think most folks have walked around with chips on their shoulders for a long time, but for the most part they have kept those thoughts and feelings to themselves until social media came along.

Why don't we try to treat others with respect, even when their choices and actions are in direct conflict with our own? In the old days, Americans were able to disagree with the actions of others without feeling the need to get in their face and demand they change or else. The cure for our current problems is one simple word – R*E*S*P*E*C*T for everyone.

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