You know waking up this morning and glancing at YouTube and some of the news, and seeing the really divided way society is behaving got me thinking.
Words of wisdom. You see some of the goofy things people are doing, the division among people, men and women, political ideology, etc. I just want to
put all of that aside and think what we can do as a society to contribute to it to make it better.
I am sure we have all been given certain morals by our parents. But then I think not everyone has parents, and some parents aren't a good example. The
best parents mess up. So we get our morals from different places, it could be a lost kid joining a gang. Or perhaps just from watching TV, or from
classmates. All whom may not necessarily be the best association to learn from. What do we do to help others?
Firstly I want to say I know I am no moral bastion. I've messed up a lot on my road in life, and will so again. But there are certain moral values my
dad instilled in me I've got to this day. Hopefully you do too. Morals that help you contribute to making society a good and better place. Not ones
that tear it down and divide it.
So what are some of the pearls of wisdom you can bring to the table for young ones that may read this. Or perhaps you are a young one and can give us
advice, perhaps a reminder worth hearing.
A few I try to live by...
Be a hard worker. No matter what you do put your back into it. Be honest. Give your best. Be honorable. Don't steal. Respect your elders. If you see
someone in need and can help, do it. If its helping an elderly man or woman to cross the street, to buy groceries, or a neighbor shovel the snow off
their walk, or mow their lawn, especially if it is an older widow, or someone that is handicapped.
Show restraint when provoked. Do not return bad for bad. But be good to everyone, even those who are bad to you. Be moderate in habits, don't abuse
substances that can harm your body or others, be a moderate drinker. Too many horrible things have come from over-drinking, especially the habitual
drunkards. Too many to count.
Acknowledge the other person's right to have a viewpoint. Understand that differences are just that. And just because we think differently doesn't
mean one idea is better than the other. And never try and force another to believe the way you do. Show by example that you are humble. Accept
correction when given it. Don't be to haughty to listen to good advice from others. Even a child can say something of value. And the youth should
never look down on the experience of their elders. They may have more education, but their elders have more life experience. The oldest in society
should be cherished for their wisdom, and taken care of by their family members.
Say please, and thank you. Be courteous, let the other person go ahead of you. Open the door for a woman. Always hold the door open for the next
person behind you.
And lastly, this my granddad when alive would always tell me. Smile. When you pass a stranger on the street, or on the beach, wherever, don't glare,
don't stare, don't mumble, don't grumble. Be polite, be kind. And give that stranger a smile. Smiles are contagious. And are better for you than
bickering and being grumpy.
So here's a smile to you. And to whoever is reading this. Hope you have a good day, and if you have found something of value here, even if a reminder,
think of putting it into practice, and make society a little better place to live in.
What are your words of wisdom?
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