Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sept 22

It's the first day of autumn...an equinox of day and night. We have thick fog covering our day light and I've been thinking about our current culture of judgement. I think it started with reality shows-American Idol- Cake Wars- America's Next top Model. The world judges, points, pokes and dismisses in harsh tones and mocking laughter. It goes against my sensibilities. The current culture of snark. Perhaps I am naive. Perhaps I still cling to the childish idea that every person has worth. Every effort has meaning and no one has the right to snark. (Think of the evil stepsisters in Disney's Cinderella- why do we champion that kind of behavior?) It's a cruel world. The truth hurts. You can't be coddled with false self esteem. Perhaps, but here's the thing...if snark and judgement make for stronger better people, why isn't the world a better place?


  1. Very good question. Why all the negativity?

    For some reason, your blog reminds me of this picture my sister had hanging on her wall when she was little. It had a cute little girl on it with the phrase "I know I'm someone special, 'cause God don't make no junk."

  2. Hear! Hear! I agree with you, Nancy. The world is harsh enough without people giving in to their baser selves (cruelty, judgement etc), rather than striving to be better (kinder, gentler, more compassionate etc).

    (And, sorry to be mushy, but I have to say that's why I like your blogs - your inner grace shines through in your words and your attitudes)

  3. Oh, Ann- you brought a tear to my eye. Thank you, I find the same in your blog and stories. I'm truly blessed to have internet friends.