“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.”
– Simone de Beauvoir
We Have Normalized Lack of Commitment … UGH!!!
Watching a talk show, I realized our culture, as presented by major media, has regressed. In my youth, you were assumed honest till you proved us wrong, a commitment was completed with a handshake, a contract was optional, this was normal.
If either party failed to keep the commitment for reasons beyond their control, things were worked out. If failure was intentional, legal action followed, the label, dishonest, followed for life. Reputation had a long life.
A life commitment to love, care for and live together, did not need a marriage certificate; it was a commitment of loyalty. If one failed, it was worked out privately, since women had no rights, no means of support; men who were insecure, beat & raped their partners, but it was not normal and accepted.
In 1960 change began. Business contracts were long, honesty labeled some of us as different, women found a place in businesses needing intelligence, not muscle, insecure men in power maintained the pay disparity. They continued to beat, rape partners. The term, Domestic Violence, came into use.
The great recession enabled election of an insecure, possible dictator, who has normalized lack of commitment in the media. However, most of us are committed to honesty, personal responsibility, and Commitment.
We can save our society, nation and the world.
Nuff Said !!!
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