“Every time you throw dirt, you lose ground.”- Dr. James MacDonald
We digest a lot of “dirt” as Americans. Shovels full, in fact. A lot of “dirt” gets thrown in the media in the form of fake news, bending the law, starting arguments to move an agenda forward, and slander. “Dirt” gets thrown on this page in the form of name-calling, expletives, and venting. (Those posts get deleted. I believe in talking about principles where we can learn, not slamming personalities, which doesn’t teach us anything). “Dirt” is thrown by us and at us in the workplace. Today, almost everywhere we turn everything is an argument rather than an attempt to understand. Families and friendships have been broken because frankly, no one really likes to be down in the dirt and slinging mud on a daily basis. I think the reason why is that we get tired of losing good ground.
Has America become a place where it is “normal” to throw dirt at each other? If so, why? I’m looking for a common sense approach to “cleaning up our act” as individual Americans. How do we return to a to a common sense civilized society? Seeking to understand and giving respect to our fellow Americans would be an act of common sense civics and citizenship. ??