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I am contemplating now, whether or not it is a good thing to remain silent in these situations. It is certainly the polite and socially acceptable thing to do. But, as I look around me, I am observing a huge trend toward sexual promiscuity, having babies out of wedlock, and openly engaging in non-marital habitation in the presence of children. These things are becoming the norm. At this point, I suspect that we are no longer looking at a generation of young women who are branching out into these behaviors...but at a generation of young women who were raised by mothers who branched out into these behaviors in front of their daughters. We, as a society, have lost track of what is right and good....and of the truth that "what is right and good" is what creates healthy and happy lives for us individually and collectively.
We have gotten to the stage where we are no longer dealing with a generation of young people who are choosing not to listen to what mom and grandma told them. Now we are dealing with a generation who are doing EXACTLY what mom and grandma modeled for them to emulate.
So, do we speak up and give a contrary opinion, in hopes that a few will find their wits and start making better choices? Would it even help? Perhaps it is because I am becoming a cranky old middle aged woman, that I would even consider such a thing? I'm not suggesting that one be openly critical of another person. However, sometimes a question can be asked in a conversational tone that might leave another thinking. "Don't you worry that....?" "Do you ever wonder whether....?" That sort of thing.
How do we reach a generation that is being faced with emptiness in the wake of a society gone wacky? How do we right the wrongs we have done them by abandoning morality and good basic social structures?
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