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Monday, July 29, 2019
I Don't Want to Grow Up...But....
If you were to talk to some of my best friends they would tell you that I have resisted being a grown-up most of my life.
And, in many ways--good and not-so-good--I've succeeded; at least from outward appearances.
It seems, though, that we are moving through a time in which even the folks who are supposed to be the grown-ups in the room are acting out.
In a recent interview, Gayle King of CBS This Morning, said, “The world seems upside down. We are encouraged to be our worst selves. In all levels."
Remember the homecoming parade in the wonderful movie, Animal House? One of the best scenes was whenone of the Delta Fraternity guys led the Faber College band down a blind alley.
We are moving through one of those times in America when the folks at the front of the parade aren't leading us where we need to go.
So, if the grown-ups aren't going to act grown-up, what do we do?
Gayle King added, "We need to start holding it down, individually.”
And yes, I hate it! I've spent more than 4 decades perfecting my I'm not a grown-up act.
But, the outcome we are looking at--think again of the Faber College band in the alley--is not something any of us want.
So, here's our first contribution: You and I can do/talk/think something positive. When folks start down the negativity road we are hearing in conversations, seeing on television and online, and feeling in many situations, ask, "What is something good that is happening?"
I know it sounds trite. And, I know there will be some people who talk about the negative as if it is a good thing, but we need to bring them back to the positive.
Remember, in some of our darkest days the real grown-ups--Lincoln, Roosevelt, King--focused on the future and the positive.
It seems that we all need to step out and be grown-ups.