All You Need is LOVE. It's astonishing... you only have to flip on your TV or Internet for 5 minutes to get your fill of hatred in the world. How did we become so uncivilized? It's no wonder we're a society plundering into the depths of despair... with an appetite for cynism, chaos, crime and cruelty.
We spend our days defending our positions, making excuses for bad behavior, pissing in other's cheerios, pointing fingers of blame, manipulating, one-upping, crossing lines and forgetting what our grand-parents taught us so long ago... treat your neighbor as yourself. Must we ask... Who's our neighbor?
Surely, technology has made us smarter than our ancestors, no? We have every tool at our disposal to help us reach for success, but what is success without civility? Too many societies are filled with hatred and disdain, ruled by ruthless leaders, while the masses follow blindly. What shall we become?
Perhaps civility should be a required course in our schools today. There's something to be said for the ole' Proverb... 'Train up a child in the way they should go, and they shall never depart from it.' Teach civility and perhaps we'll aspire to reach for it.
The Beatles knew a little something about civility... they said, All You Need is LOVE
All You Need is LOVE - Mel Peterson