posted on May, 8 2015 @ 03:54 AM
In another thread, addressing some of our challenges as americans, in the way we regard and respond to our governing systems, I said it is easy to
poke and mock us, but that is ineffectual. It might serve one to stroke their own sense of superiority, but without comprehension of the problem, no
solutions can even begin to emerge.
Some of the points are valid, some are a bit twisted - I could rant and rave that the typical CEO doesn't have any idea how to change the oil on his
car, they are obviously idiots, then, right?
Graduating high school may happen in smaller numbers, but let's not mention that we started thinking it wasn't such a good idea to give diplomas to
kids who didn't know how to read or write. We decided to raise the bar on that.
I have found a lot that could be criticized about us, through brutal self examination, on the other hand, I think the analysis of what the roots are,
how they formed, and how they might be changed is more important than doing this scathing mockery.
It also only serves to provoke us into a position of self defense - not reception or consideration of the points made.
So we might sound like closed minded idiots in response - but I guess that is exactly what you wanted to provoke us to act like, isn't it?
People are more capable of listening to someone who proves they are speaking from real and sincere concern for them, and frankly, I embrace that
tendency. No valid reason to take seriously a person with criticism who only has their own ego caressing in mind. THAT is stupid, I think.