When one desires to lead as an example one’s peers, one assumes a countenance of leadership. One has studied and served in various capacities throughout one’s life to ably serve fellowman so that they will be free to progress in whatever area they require.
One does not play games with futures of people and have them guessing on whether they as a country or as a world will survive. Dealing with Nature as we know is enough of a challenge. One does not take their time from the tasks of growth and progress which they require to aspire to their human potential.
Leaders free people of the task of worrying what government does that is detrimental to their well being.
This is the point of a democracy. We elect officials to do what is best within laws which we voted for and had instituted for the well being of all.
To prevent accidents at corners we instituted laws and lights to prevent chaos. We have stop and go lights telling us when to proceed and when not. We do not make a left turn after three p.m. because this is what we know and this we learned when we became adults to drive.
And when we break the law we are hailed to stop and the local gendarme is a once classmate of your sons and is as embarrassed to arrest as you are to be arrested.
We hire lawyers to litigate, congress to legislate and have the courage to make decisions not based on their reelection but based on their legal knowledge of the constitution which we had instituted as a protection of the people living in this democracy. We hope that the people we put in offices and pay our taxes for their livelihood will consider the importance and responsibility connected with the work and position.
We do not want them to bully or be bullied, nor take advantage or think they are above the law. In other words, we want them to be as good as we try to be and better on the whole than what we think we are. That said, we don’t want to point the finger at their flaws and say they buffalo us.
We don’t want their dark sides evident in daily dealings with our futures. We don’t want to point out that they are lacking courage, lacking truth and decency, lacking the backbone to say this is wrong and hurtful when we are telling them that we cannot believe them.
We don’t want speaking with forked tongues nor speaking out of both sides of their mouths. We don’t want opinions changing because of a tweet or some slight by some talking head on the master screen that screeches day and night someone’s wind that smells to high heaven.
What we want are grown ups that have given careful thought, careful and studious thought to matters at hand by a bevy of cultures that are diverse in this world and have a validity of presence due all people. We expect a courtesy of behavior giving also studious comportment to all people because they are deserving of it simply because they are human.
This is too much to ask? I ask you is it too much we would ask of a parent of a young child they had given birth to? We would be dealing out in measure that which is courteous and loving because we are a caring people. We would be teaching our children these manners because they in turn will mete out what they have been taught as they go out the front door.
This is progress and what we as people are concerned about. We expect it of our leaders so that all humankind will progress and we as an example to all worlds will not be ashamed. That seems to be a lost emotion in these times and embarrassment as a word for behavior seems also to be lost.
The only excuse offered by those committing these behaviors is the old cliché of being only human. Well the divine also resides in us and we give a bad name to our divinity.
Of course the problem with pointing the finger at flaws of those we elect to govern is that the thumb points at us revealing our flaws in duplicate. We can identify them because we can relate. So the question is when are we going to grow up?
All of us have work cut out for us. To educate ourselves and make ourselves well versed in what we expect others to do, to behave, to treat with courtesy, honor and trust that we would like. We are all wounded with the arrows from our own bows.
We would like to hide our own faults and think only we know of them. I heard with unbelief an elder say that people only know what we let them know. If I know something and have seen it, then someone around the corner has taken a picture of it and the bird in the tree has carried the words and has sung them down the street and it is now common knowledge.
My god has spoken to your god and the gods’ network is as volatile and furious as the old boys’ network. So consider that we are participants in both visible and invisible worlds. Take a quantum leap because
2 responses to “We Are Common Knowledge. . . to grow up. . .”
email from Lois W. . . .Veronica, I love how you call us to the bigger picture but appreciate also how you remind us that is in how we live out our daily responsibilities that the future is born. And that in those daily details of relationships and responsibilities that we help shape what kind of future it will be.
email from Suzanne. . .Bravo, Veronica! A wake up call for sure!
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