Ok, I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out what I wanted to post about, when suddenly it hit me. How many of you come home from work, get settled and watch t.v.?
I know, usually there is a routine we all follow. Well…for the Electrician and I (now that he is laid off) our routine has changed a little bit, but basically it is still the same.
Folks laugh at us because of the t.v. programming we choose to watch. You see, We are not into all of those Reality shows, The Batchelor, Survivor, or any of those other one’s that have a lot of violence. Although I am really a fan of “The Voice”. (that’s probably one of the few of today’s shows that we watch)
The Electrician and I are old school. So, we choose to watch..ok wait for it…I am a “The Walton’s” junkie, and I also like “Happy Days“. But you know what? I think what I like the most, is the family values that are portrayed in ALL of these shows.
They are shows I grew up with, and I enjoy the message that was in these shows. It all came back to the same thing. Family, respect, and treating everyone else with respect. And this is my own opinion, but people today, they don’t have those same values.
Kid’s disrespect their parent’s, and their elders (I’ve had my butt whipped, and I deserved all of them), (If you whip your kids butt today they call it “child abuse”) If I EVER thought to tell the Farmer off, uhm….well let’s just say I would have gotten my little butt beat with the belt and I would have deserved it.
People used to be polite. I’ve noticed that today, not so much. There are a few that still are old school, but not a lot. I’m kinda wondering where all of the “old school” MANORS, RESPECT, and just general pleasantries have gone.
I guess, my point is this, Where have all the family values, niceness and telling someone to have a good day, to smiling at a stranger gone? Or, saying yes ma’am, or no sir, to opening the door for a lady, or saying excuse me or any of those “Old school manors” gone?
My Grandmother used to tell me that if you didn’t have anything good to say about a person, don’t say anything, and also don’t gossip or spread rumors, because rumors did not do anyone any good.
It’s taken me nearly 30 years to realize she was right (and kids I’m 50). Her best advice to me was something I will never forget. “Always treat someone else like you would want to be treated”. I can honestly say, I have not always followed this advice, but as I get older it sure as heck makes alot of sense, and now I do this.
People these days are so mean to one another and it really makes me sad. In the past few days I’ve seen friends on Facebook attack each other for their beliefs and get into “heated” arguements and tear a person down for what they believe in and that makes me sad as well. Because, while we are all different, why do we attack people to the extent that it makes a person feel pain?
There’s something wrong with that picture, and I don’t understand it. Call me niave or stupid, but I don’t understand it. If I choose to believe something and it is my personal opinion, then if you don’t agree with it, state that and leave it alone, don’t attack a person because they don’t believe what you do. We all have the right to disagree, but to we do not have the right to verbally attack someone with different beliefs as ourselves.
Ok, I think I may have gotten my point across, and I won’t beat it into you, If, I have offended anyone with this post. Well….I don’t know what to tell you, THIS is how I feel and it was YOUR choice to read it.
But, I do appreciate the fact that you’ve read it. And…Ya’ll have a great day or night!