I was listening to a conservative talk show back in March and a guest psychologist said this, “I’m not sure if it’s even possible for the current Culture in America to elect a president of integrity and high standards.” [That is not verbatim, but close enough.]
THAT has been floating around in my mind and soul since I heard it.
IF that is true, we are worse off than I thought.
Where there is no vision – the people perish…Proverbs 29.18 [Click on the link and read every English version of that verse – enlightening!]
Standard, noun: an idea or thing used as a measure, norm, or model in comparative evaluations.
When I was young it was made very clear what was expected of me; in school, in play, in girl scouts, in church, in family relations. We were clearly taught what was right and what was wrong. Things went smoothly when we followed the rules and not so smoothly when we broke them.
There weren’t as many double standards that I can recall. We were taught to treat all people fairly and each the same. It was always right to do right and always wrong to do wrong.
Somewhere along the line things have gone hay wire. What used to be considered NOT RIGHT is now OKAY. And what was considered virtuous and honorable THEN is now considered unethical and bad.
Where did it go wrong?
Remember that country song from the 80’s? How can it feel so right and be so wrong?
I don’t know about you but when something “feels” wrong? 99% sure IT IS.
Has the culture in our beloved country gone to hell in a handbasket? Are we not capable of electing officials of integrity?
That question is like the pea under the stack of mattresses – it just won’t go away and it is mighty uncomfortable.
Where there are no standards – does a culture perish?
What say ye? I want to know. Consider the comments section an open forum.
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