The importance of setting the example

I truly believe that when it comes to ensuring that our kids can enjoy a future where equality and humanity are protected and recognized, we need to do much more than just talk the talk!  Indeed!  We need to walk the walk and make sure that our kids learn, understand, and realize the importance of these two very vital concepts.

Each time we speak, act, and conceptualize, and whether we know it and realize it, there is an audience out there that is paying very close attention to what we do, say, and carry out.  It is not just the media or our friends and family; it is a young audience!  Future generations of our world!

Whenever we utter words of racism, hatred, and ill will towards each other, this very attentive audience who for the most part may be unknown to us, is listening attentively and if we do it often enough then they will soon begin to believe that this is the way that they should be behaving and acting.

You would be amazed to know how much our kids look up to us; for guidance in what they should do and how they should be doing it.  You would also be amazed to learn how much they hero worship starting at an early age and especially so if we hold positions of influence not just on the world’s stage but in positions through out the media, society, and close to us.

It is not just parents and older siblings, but teachers, community leaders, premiers and prime ministers, presidents and politicians, religious leaders, and anyone who has any sort of visibility.

We need to pay more attention to mean what we say and say what we mean.  We need to take more responsibility for our words and actions and to think before we speak or rather look before we leap.  We cannot continue to ignore all of this.  For if we want to procure and secure a better and brighter future for us all then we need to think of others and not just ourselves.

This is the importance of setting the example.

Just my two cents for today.

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