Thursday, July 2, 2009

Let Your Conversation be Seasoned with Salt...

This morning my mom was re-telling us the story of her trip to Wal-Mart yesterday, which sounded a lot like trips I have taken to that store many times as well as trips to Winco...

The trip to Wal-Mart seemed to be a family affair, as there were many parents with multiple children, and she said she was just appaulled with how many parents were yelling at their children-full on yelling at them in the store, parking lot, anywhere really. This of course reminded me of a recent trip to Winco where Jared and I overheard a young mother telling her 8 year old son to "get the f*** of my purse!".

There is something really disgusting about our culture, parents yelling at their children, kids screaming back at them...people are just creating a viscious cycle of dis-respect and just disgusting behaviour! Now I know that I am not perfect and have said many unkind things in my life, however, my parents instilled in me that there are certain things you say and don't say to others, as well as how the tone in your voice portrays messages to everyone around you. Our culture needs lessons on how to talk respectfully to others FAST!

I believe all these stupid reality TV shows where the contestants feel the need/right to scream at others in order to get what they want is not helping the state of our culture. We are simply teaching the viewers at home that it is normal and acceptable to not have respect for others.

I believe it is perhaps best spoken of in Matthew 12:34 "For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks."

~Angela M.


Megan said...

Things are pretty crazy. In fact, just today at Target Matthew was playing with a dinosaur and this boy came up and was playing too and told Matthew he was stupid for no reason at all. I know I can get impatient and say unkind things too and I am sure my kids will learn things from me I would rather they wouldn't, but I hope they will have respect and love for others (as much as humanly possibly that is) despite how others around them act.

By the way, I love the new look!

Alya Croft said...

Wow, I completely agree that our culture is steeped in disregard for others. I am amazed not only at how rude parents can be to their children and vice versa, but how rude people can be to other people. Why do we as humans have a desire to "kick 'em while they're down" or get the upper hand in a situation. All I pray for is more grace from God. I need it and so do others.

Wilde said...

Great post!

Haha--word verification: "undug"