I proudly admit I learned at an early age the dicipline of showing love, kindness, respect, loyalty, gratitude etc. and gravitated naturally later in life toward these noble social virtues, but I must confess I tend to exhibit these principles more readily toward those I find deserving, because I haven’t fully grown so cannot accept everyone equally, as many claim to posess the ability to do, I am not perfect like that. Attributes I seldom find discomforting, but from time to time most discouraging.
But, and not so long ago, as one observing and observant individual co worker made a comment to me saying “the work place is nowhere to exhibit softness” and I remember thinking to myself, what an ass.
The personality behind the reasoning of that astonishing statement by my co-worker which I refrain from describing, but which I must confess has intrigued my imagination, and has left me dumbfounded, but yet still pondering as to it’s ghastly origin.
A pale fell out of my neighbor’s fence leaving a four inch wide horrizontal gap which remained unattended 2 years from the time it fell before it was eventually replaced.
Are there any parents in the house? No, because they are all out making a living for themselves.
To which I replied, aren’t good manners and good traits free for the taking by all? Yes, but without awareness it will be difficult to make a correct choise.
So we’re talking about children now? Yes, because we are all small in the eyes of many until we learn to follow the rule of kindness.
So did we just go from co-worker with some querky comment to children? Yes. Because the lesson to be taught is done while in a child like state by parents who themselves have learned when little.
Is there a lesson to learn? Yes, the likeness of good manners, good traits, virtues, the like.
Does this guidance apply also to those with no parents in the home? Yes, it’s within everone’s reach. That’s why it’s important for someone to be in the home, because even though they may learn, these learn to grasp the concept later, rather than sooner.