Posts Tagged ‘ human decency ’

SENIORS: MAYBE WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Mar 7th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | 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.



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 12/4/11

Dec 4th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The author is unknown for this piece which is titled Human Decency. As always, if the author can be identified, SCJ will be pleased to give appropriate credit. It has been edited for use here:

We are the decent people of the world;

We are the great majority, for most people are decent.

There are several billion of us on the earth

We live on all Nations; we live under many flags,