“It’s nice to be nice to the nice” ― Frank Burns
Whatever happened to civility? Really? What happened? People used to be kind to each other, say pleasant things and smile. However, lately, that is not the case. Now people of color are told to go back to where they came from, graveyards and places of worship are desecrated.
It is through the worst of us has risen to the surface and feels free expressing itself. Our Mr. Hyde has taken over and is running amuck with racial slurs and epitaphs, giving convention and politeness the finger. When you announce for all the world to hear that you do not care if you are offensive you may not be making any new friends and I can bet that you are losing some to boot.
Apparently, political correctness is a terrible thing. Yes, it has gone too far where you must be concerned that you may be offending someone, but when you go out of your way to make sure you do. You may have some issues you may want to address, and it may be the reason that you are still single. #justsayin…
Lady Macbeth scolded her husband that he does not have the stones to kill the king and seize the crown, so she accuses him of being too full of the milk of human kindness to be able to do the deed. He subsequently does and all hell doth hit the fame.
So was is wrong with human kindness I ask you. It has curdled and soured in the last decade ago. Politics, religion, your favorite sports team all those can create friction, tension or start a riot if things don’t go our way. How did we allow this to happen? Yes, you. And I?
Well, I am here to say – let us stop this right here, right now. We all have the same needs and wants; some more grandiose than others but still. We want a roof over our heads, food on our table, and our family and friends to be happy and healthy. All the other stuff is just window dressing. Born naked and screaming and we may go out that way and all the stuff in between is up to us.
Do you want to be remembered as the grouchy old man on the corner that you used to order twenty pizzas for? You know who you are, don’t deny it. Or, do want to be remembered as that sweet old lady at the corner store who gave you a dollar and a hug for holding the door for her?
We all and should do better. Why not? What you put out there comes back. Karma is volitional action. You must decide to do good, be good, feel good. Don’t let your milk of human kindness sour or go bad.
Cultivate good feelings for others. If someone irritates you try putting yourself in their shoes for a moment. Odds are the thing is not the thing. There is always something else going on. If not, extend a kind word or smile it might just change a life. Possible yours.