Today I want to talk about decency, civility and respect so sorely missing in the society of today.
As you all probably know, I recently lost my best friend to cancer. Today, I don't necessarily want to talk about him, but what he represented. He was the epitome of what a person should be.
He overcame a humble beginning to become what I considered to be a great man. He wasn't a wealthy man by any means, but he was rich. He had hundreds of friends and family who mourned his passing, he was loved by most who met him. I know, because he was loved by me for what he was, a decent person and a brother.
We as a country have a long day to go to ever become what we should be again. When I compare the decency of one man against the humanity of today, I am disgusted! This man always had a kind word, a hand up to someone who needed it, a joke, laughter. In 47 years,I never had a cross word with him. Why can we not learn from people like him?
When you rich folks go home to your mini-mansions, to your fancy cars and boats and what have you, are you really happy, or do you worry someone else may try to take it from you? Do you raise selfish brats like yourselves, or do you teach them to do unto others what they would want done to them?
To you low-information or no information voters, who base your vote on a person's looks or maybe something that you feel they said that you agree with, remember one thing, they don't care about you, all they want is your vote, and they will convince you in any way they can to get it, whether it be lies or propaganda. You're being brainwashed!
So I go back to my main point and that is decency. When we again can treat each other with respect and decency, we may survive. But if we continue on the same path we are on, the decline of our society will rapidly increase! Civility and decency will cease to exist and our experiment in democracy will fail. As always, may peace be with you.