This is something that I wrote a few years ago..... I am open for any comments so feel free to comment.....
State of Emergency
It just amazes me the things that we glorify now in the human race to the point that it saddens me. All the things that have gone on recently in the news everyone has their opinion on it and you are definitely entitled to that, but do you ever wonder why or think to yourself that things in the world are starting not to make any sense. Why is it that a law has to be passed for young men to pull their pants up and for women not to wear low waist jeans because it exposes their butt crack? Why is it that people do not own up to their faults and take whatever punishment(s) come their way? These are some of things that I sit and wonder about now a days and again it saddens me to know that we are glorifying bad behavior.
Our children have been exposed to a world of violence and crime and seems like all they can turn to is the radio and television. Now don’t get me wrong it’s nothing incorrect with children watching television but maybe it should be monitored a little closer and it’s the same thing with the radio. I use to hear people say well they are going to hear or see it sometime and that is true no need to shelter your children from reality, but ask yourself can your child read, write, do long division, multiply etc. but I bet they can SUPERMAN (that is a dance for those that don’t know) or they know the words to the latest rap/r&b songs out. Some of our children can’t even stand the sight of homework and they are 3rd graders, and some of them do just enough to get by, and I got this information from a dear and close friend who from time to time goes and volunteer’s her time at her daughter’s school. Man, I am just flabbergasted because in 3rd grade it’s alright for a child to want to do just the bare minimum to pass. Forget about trying to excel anymore and I often wonder if that word “EXCEL” is being used enough in society. Our children are a fundamental part of our society they are our futures and they need guidance and development to become better adults for the future and for me this is a state of emergency.
Our legal system is funny, because I would like to think that if I ever got myself into any kind of trouble I know my parents can afford the best legal defensive team out there today, but the only problem is I am just your average citizen, so for me the average citizen I wouldn’t get special treatment as those who have a “name” for themselves. For example Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, TIP, and Linsey Lohan (just to name a few) have all gotten themselves in situations that have changed the way society looks at them as individuals. And the media, parents, friends, family, and just normal people make excuses for their bad behavior. Again I go back to glorifying bad behavior because we get into situations sometimes those we can and can not control but at the same time we do have a choice. I think sometimes people forget to think before they act, and it’s important to understand that EVERY ACTION HAS A REACTION!! And for those actions someone has to be held accountable. We have to stop feeling like just because someone has a name that “oh I feel bad for them” but at the end of the day what people don’t realize is that those individuals (whoever they maybe) they had a choice and whether it was good, bad, or indifferent it was still a choice they made and until people (society) can face the facts and stop making excuses for these celebrities (and even the common criminal) then I think we can limit the “glorifying” of bad behavior.
No, I don’t think I’m better than anyone else and no I don’t think I am a preacher, but I am a person who is living in this world and I see the bad behaviors that are being glorified, and it is heartbreaking because what does our future hold for us as a society? I named this piece a State of Emergency because that is JUST what it is an emergency! I want people to open their eyes to this bad behavior and try to being a change. One of TJ Jakes books which is titled Reposition Yourself, and as a society that is what we need to try and embrace a transformation so we can reposition our society, communities, children, finances whatever the change I just think that it is high time for people to get a little bit more serious about life and Reposition Themselves to start making sense out of life and stop glorifying bad behavior, because if not our country is in a world of trouble!