What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Why are we so mean? Why do we need to rain on each other’s parades? I was looking at youtube and observing some beautiful young women playing drums and they were very talented. But invariably we have guys ripping the girls. Talking about their lack of skill and so forth. What is it with people?
One of the worst things are those ads, the ones who talk about celebrities and their ‘ugly spouses”! Really? Or child stars who are now ugly according to those ads. I for one, think we need to take the logs out of our eyes before we diminish another person. Case-in-point, the Duggars! Leave those young girls alone because in a few weeks this will pass over and I have to wonder, what was the objective?
What’s next? I remember Tiger Woods peccadilloes and the sense of shame and dishonor perpetrated on Wood’s wife. Not our lives, not in the least. I find it sad that people spend so much time piling on the misery of others. I might respect those same people if they helped the indigent every day and sacrificed but no. the evening news frames discussions whether they have any factual information to back it up. or not and the Cardinals debacle is yet another scandal that drives the politics of personal destruction.
Instead of finishing people off, how about making things better. You know you can go to a retirement community and sit with a forgotten elderly person. Saw a news clip about a Rescue worker who dumped a terminally ill patient from a gurney at a hospice facility? Is that who we are? Hastening the demise of a terminally ill patient.
In the movie, ‘The Doctor’. William Hurt is shocked by the callousness of the medical profession and how dying people are degraded and dehumanized. Diagnosed with Throat Cancer he sees firsthand the cold. impersonal manner of healthcare professionals. They sing ‘Why don’t we get drunk and screw’, in front of the patients and the Doctor stated that he would wish his doctor cared less and cut straighter. Until that is, it is him who feels like yesterday, today and tomorrow is the same and sitting in comfortable chairs with the future darkly lit before them.
The other day I was at Walmart and had a major seizure and the police were called in and I was put in restraints and according to medical people I was being combative. I had wounds on my wrists from struggling and I just wonder how much is the stigma of being a veteran while in actuality I am a Meteorologist. My brother told the officers and medical personnel that I am the quietest least combative person he knows.
Take a look around any day. The British police run over an older man and they could have avoided that. Where is the rule that consideration of human life matters. The individual who taped the mouth of a dog with duck tape and caused so much suffering Pit bulls running amok and terrorising the elderly and children.
Society is getting more hostile and resolutely mean to ‘those others’. We are so worried about our own perception of ourselves that other people fade unless they commit a crime or offend us in some way.
Let’s start helping each other.. today, please.
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I’m so sorry you were treated so badly due to a medical condition. Treatment shouldn’t include bruises and restraints. Those in the medical field should be more educated, but instead their ignorance just causes more harm. Hope you are recovering.
Yeah am doing pretty well. And yes because my brother was adamant about how mellow I am with people.
Glad to hear it. Is there some kind of medical alert bracelet or necklace that you can wear so this doesn’t happen again? Maybe it wouldn’t always be noticed, but it may help.
You know I should get one! Thanks! My driving days are in jeopardy.
Sorry to hear that. Maybe you should teach your cats to drive. 🙂
Nice post. Let’s get that message out.
I am stunned that medical workers would not know how to cope with one of the most common symptoms of seizure. That police were involved or that your brother had to justify what happened is ludicrous, as if you didn’t have enough to deal with… I do hope that you’re on the mend now.
This is indeed a message that needs to get out.