Pick up a newspaper, or turn on the t.v. and what’s happening in the world today has changed completely. There seems to be no sense of decency or priority. What happened to common decency, wanting to do right by others?
When actor Robert De Niro spoke at the Tony Awards in New York City, June 10, 2018 that wasn’t about him. He was making a point because he felt threatened and that’s what we do when we feel threatened. Where once we would keep our feelings to ourselves, now we say what we feel and that has implications too.
The flip side is that things wouldn’t have to be said if we were getting things right. It’s how we say things. Robert De Niro shows us what happens that when we begin to feel threatened, we will go to any lengths to say how we feel. Those we direct our anger at must be accountable and start to question themselves.
The tone of life has changed to a certain nastiness. It’s not that we don’t care, but nastiness seems to have permeated into society, into our relationships and into families. We seem to have lost control. But that doesn’t get those others off the hook.
They must question and reconcile their own behaviour and change what they need to change. We must do better.