What is this world coming to?
I see things these days and hear stories and all I can do is shake my head in utter disbelief. Too many people think they are just about the law. They don’t think they have to answer to or obey anyone. Even the common law of decency is ignored. Do these people have no shame about how they behave?
I’m not certain if I can pin this new mentality on information coming at us at the speed of light due to the Internet, or if this is some kind of evolutionary response to a total lack of moral fiber or filters. These days it seems like if you feel like punching a guy in the throat and killing him, you just do and either suffer the consequences, or hope you don’t get caught. If you feel like libelling someone, you just do it. Seriously, what can they do to stop you except hire a lawyer and go to great expense that culminates in a restraining order, at best. Big deal! If you feel like taking a gun to the mall and shooting a bunch of strangers, you just do it. Then everyone can sit around and ruminate about whether or not this was your parent’s fault because they raised you wrong.
A lack of monitoring one’s own behavior has become too commonplace and way too accepted and/or ignored by the general public.
So many people in the world today invite trouble into their lives by sitting around and plotting the demise of another human being, simply because they exist. A good friend taught me that to plot evil against another without provocation, is to give away a small piece of yourself to evil as well.
You are not a hero when your plan destroys a person that has caused you absolutely no harm.
You are not a hero.
You are not above the law.
You are the reason laws exist.