EVERY DAY IS FILLED with more stories of continued hatred and violence toward each other begging the question of Where Are Your Morals & Ethics?
Each new story of worldwide violence can be linked to one indisputable fact: people who hate others don’t care, are unaccountable, irresponsible, and apparently have not constructed any type of moral compass that would stop them in their tracks before they commit vicious and heinous crimes.
Are you wondering as I am whether the human race is rapidly deteriorating onto a slippery path that is irreversible and uncontrollable?
Why are we not as neighbors, parents, teachers, counselors, and leaders consistently teaching the value of morals and ethics to our young people? There can be no place for bullying, intimidation, racism, violence, and continued discrimination that slowly germinates into hatred toward one another.
How can we rise above this ugliness where morals and ethics are missing and transform lives for the better? Here are a couple of suggestions that we can all deploy on a daily basis that will help:
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Look others in the eyes and don’t walk with your heads down. All too often I see people on their phones talking, texting, or listening to music with earphones plugged in. It is too much; we are tuning each other out, and not in engagement mode.
Actively smile and greet others you don’t know. Friends and colleagues of mine often hear me say “I woke up happy and am still happy.” This type of attitude and approach can be contagious as long as we are genuine.
Reflect and consult your moral compass daily. Think about your morals, ethics, and what you value. Ask yourself if you can do or say something that will make another person’s life better.
Have a sense of humor and quit living life like every burden you possess is visible on your sleeves. Everyone has problems and issues in their lives. We are too stiff and need to loosen up to enjoy the journeys we are on.
Take the lead and be a role model. Show others how simple it is to address others you don’t know. I watch volunteer greeters each week in my church do this with ease, grace, and smiles. They make me feel good.
Complaining and whining needs to be removed from our daily lives as much as possible. Unfortunately, this is difficult for most humans who want to convey to others they don’t know real well the extent of their problems.[/message]
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911 operators are on overload and high alert.
Our moral compasses encompassing morals, values, and ethics is the ultimate and most effective vaccine I know to help quarantine and eliminate the dark side of the human soul. Let us all commit to making the planet a better place by doing good deeds and looking out for each other.
We must take action and step up to the plate right now. We cannot permit evil to take hold and grow like a virus.
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Be well, be safe, and always do your best each day.