I was raised on common moral principles:
When I was little, mothers, fathers, teachers, grandparents, uncles, neighbors were authorities worthy of respect and consideration.
The closer or older, the more affection.
It was unthinkable to answer rudely to elders, teachers or authorities…
We trusted adults because they were all fathers, mothers or relatives of the children in our street, in our neighborhood, in our city…
We were only afraid of the dark, of frogs, of horror movies…
Today it gave me an infinite sadness for all that we lost.
For everything my grandchildren will one day face.
For the fear in the eyes of children, young people, old people and adults.
Human rights for criminals, unlimited duties for honest citizens.
Not taking advantage of everything means being an idiot.
Paying debts in good time is being silly…
Amnesty for corrupt and thieves…
What happened to us?
Mistreated teachers in classrooms, traders threatened by drug dealers, bars on our doors and windows.
What values are these?
Cars that are worthy more than hugs, daughters wanting plastic surgery as a passing gift
Cell phones in children’s backpacks.
What do you want for a hug?
The fun is worth more than a diploma.
A giant TV it’s worth more than a good conversation.
Make up is worth more than ice cream.
Better to appear than to be…
When did everything disappeared or became ridiculous?
I want to rip the bars off my window so I can touch the flowers!
I want to sit on the porch and sleep with the door open on Summer nights!
I want honesty as a source of pride.
I want uprightness of character, a clean face and an eye-to-eye look.
I want shame in my face and solidarity.
I want hope, joy, confidence!
I want to shut up someone who says: “we have to be at the level of…”, when talking about a person.
Below the “HAVE”, live the “BE”
And live the return of true life, simple as rain, clear as the spring sky, light as the morning breeze!
And definitely beautiful, like all dawns.
I want to take back my simple and common world, where love, solidarity and fraternity exist as core values.
Let’s go back to being “people”!
The indignation at the lack of ethics, morals, respect…
Build a better, fairer, more human World, where people respect people.
We need to try…
Our children deserve it and our grandchildren too, they will certainly thank us!Unknown author
Maybe starting by forwarding or sharing this message…
Recently, a famous US radio host stated that homosexuality was a perversion: “That’s what the Bible says in the book of Leviticus, chapter 18, verse 22: “You shall not lie with a man as you would lie with a woman: it would be an abomination.” The Bible addresses the issue thus. Period,” she said.Blog Azimutes
A few days later, a listener sent him an open letter that said:
«Thank you for putting so much fervor into educating people by the Law of God. I learn a lot listening to your program and I try to get people around me to listen to it too. However, I need some advice regarding other biblical laws.
For example, I would like to sell my daughter as a servant, as indicated in the Book of Exodus, chapter 21, verse 7. In your opinion, what would be the best price?
Leviticus also, in chapter 25, verse 44, teaches that I can own slaves, male or female, on condition that they are bought from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans but not Canadians. Could you clarify for me on this point?
Why can’t I own Canadian slaves?
I have a neighbor who works Saturdays. The Book of Exodus, chapter 35, verse 2, clearly says that he must be put to death. Do I have to kill him myself? Could you somehow calm me down in this kind of embarrassing situation?
Another thing: Leviticus, chapter 21, verse 18, says that we cannot go near the altar of God if we have problems with our eyesight. I need glasses to read. Would my eyesight have to be 100%? Would it be possible to revise this requirement in order to lower the limit?
One last piece of advice. My uncle does not respect what Leviticus, chapter 19, verse 19 says, planting two different types of crops in the same field, in the same way that his wife wears clothes made of different fabrics: cotton and polyester. Besides, he spends his days cursing and cursing. Will it be necessary to go to the end of the embarrassing process of bringing together all the villagers to cut my uncle and aunt, as prescribed in Leviticus, chapter 24, verses 10 to 16? Couldn’t one rather burn them alive after a simple private family gathering, as is done with those who sleep with close relatives, as indicated in the Holy Book, chapter 20, verse 14?
I fully trust your help.»
This text was shared back in 2004 but, unfortunately, it is still relevant these days.
May you always have warm words in a cold evening, a full moon in a dark night, and may the way always open at your
Original: “Saudação Celta” by an unknown author!
A must-see film. Reid Miller’s performance is astonishing and Mark Wahlberg too.
The only tiny detail that it could make it even better is a bit flaws during the story telling… But it still ca brings us to our knees with this true story.
And it made me write something about one of humanities worst nature, not accepting the diference… Sad but still so damn true…
One of the biggest scourges at school is bullying. The difficulty that human beings have in accepting the difference is something that transcends me. Why do we all have to be the same? Why is the supposed normality established in society? What is it really like to be normal?Zé-Tó
Everything that escapes the conception of a hypocritical, selfish and individualistic society, which is governed by social position, not looking to talent, to the struggle for personal achievement where sometimes difficulties are disqualified, but by the need to focus at any cost, destroys many a dreams, many struggles and unfortunately many lives.
Some people have become parasites, as they tend to live with the urge to be known at all costs, whether for the values he has, good and bad, or for the prominence of power, which adds nothing to their existence, just inflating their pedantry. They have nothing to give, but they think they are all that others need.
Unfortunately, and with the dawn of the Internet, of the idea of a global village, of the union of all, the reverse side of the coin was and is being very hard. Each time an individual centrism is denoted, each one sees himself as better than the other, that only what he/she says and writes is the absolute truth, where opinion becomes the rule… And with all the risks that this entails, if lives are lost, the supposed normality is further delimited.
Normal is a person to be happy, normal is a person to live with others, normal is to live in line with nature, normal is to respect, normal is to live and let live, normal is to fight for human rights, normal is a powerful word that only it must so simply mean openness and respect.
Let us live our lives and let each other live theirs.
Respect, tolerance, acceptance, friendship, will… Words that must be part of each one of us.
Let us be happy in our oneness. We are unique and in this way we make humanity brighter and more beautiful.
Images taken from an unknown author PowerPoint.
Just one more recommendation…
Whoever you are, you’re in the middle.
There are people in front of you and people behind you.
“Whoever plants, reaps.”
What you put into other people’s lives will come back to you.
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Images from the Internet.
Letter to the Tenant (no mistake, it’s for you),
Read, it takes only 2 minutes or so.
From the PowerPoint presentation “Carta al inquilino” by Pequeñas Semillitas