Why Are We So Out of Control?


I can’t help wonder why so many people are out of control. I spent a week at the beach and the acting out I witnessed actually took me by surprise. It seems there is a population of ticking time bombs always on the verge of exploding all over anyone that slightly inconveniences them. It’s scary how instantaneously people react these days with little or no regard for the turmoil they leave in the path behind them. It’s not only disheartening but embarrassing to watch. Slowly and surely, many of us are losing self control. Whether it’s eating, lashing out or whatever else, we no longer limit what we should. We don’t think before we speak, we don’t consider the tone of the voice we are directing at a fellow human being and we have no remorse over the hurtful and critical things that come out of our mouths. 

I say be better! Be bigger than the smallness attacking us from every angle. Be an example in a world full of lost souls. Be a soft voice among the loud, angry tone. Be sympathetic in a world filled with blame. Be complimentary among the criticism and most importantly, be kind in a world that has become self absorbed. It only takes one person at a time to make a slow and steady difference. I hope you will join me.

6 thoughts on “Why Are We So Out of Control?

  1. the-reluctant-parent

    I also wonder if we are becoming a culture who has the belief that they are more and more entitled to more and more things from free education, to free medical care to believing that we have the right to buy our first lavish house when we’re not even halfway out of our 20’s.

    we have become a society who has supplanted the notion of responsibility for the entitlement of rights and when that happens, it doesn’t matter how inconvenienced someone is if you feel they’re trampling all over your rights, no matter how large or small.

    People believe these days that they have the right not to be offended so if you say that someone is acting or doing something wrong, it’s an inconvenient truth they don’t want to hear and they have the right to lash out, not the responsibility to change.

    Though I totally disagree with the above mindset, it seems to me that this is where we are now. does that all make sense?

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