Posts Tagged ‘ decency for senior citizens ’

SENIORS: MAYBE WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Mar 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Perhaps, just maybe, there is a resurgence of integrity making its way through our land. Perhaps, just maybe, there is a revival of decency and honor and respectability raising its head and heart among us senior citizens.

What this tells us, this attention now being paid to appropriate behavior, being given credibility by those who are standing up for civility and speaking out against those who have robbed the public scene of decent standards, is that we seniors can contribute to the moral fabric and values of our culture. The loosening of the ethical practices has come over a long period of time, a long haul of persons and practices that just ignored behaviors that slowly, but very dramatically, deteriorated. It became okay to insult and belittle. It became increasingly acceptable to set loose obscene language, to demean others, without apology, off putting comments that minimize another, indecent and salacious acts, words and put downs that have no redeeming value.



Seniors: What If We Seize the Day?

Oct 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

What would happen if seniors, this election season, seized the day? What if all the goodness and grace and objectivity and wisdom and experience that has become a part of our make up were called upon to challenge all the nastiness, rudeness, meanness, below the belt, unintelligent behavior? What if, we decided to make a difference that would/could shift the deterioriating nature of our public exchanges to conversations and dialogue that would show respect and honor and the proposition that “honorable people disagree.” It is no longer prudent to disagree, it seems. It seems that either one has to declare for one side or the other. There is no ground in between. Absolutes have been given sway. Unfortunately this is at the root of the nasty, angry behavior of which we see and hear so much.

But, what if we seize the day? What if we