Thursday, November 20, 2014
Catching More Flies With Honey?
I remember an old saying of "you will catch more flies with honey than vinegar." I didn't understand what my grandparents or parents really meant by that statement until I became older. It common sense that being nice to someone will get you a heck of a lot more than being rude.
But, sadly, in today's society, that is not always the case. Reality TV shows us that being rude and confrontation,is what you have to do to achieve success. It makes you wonder if that old saying is even true anymore. In today's world, can you still catch more flies with honey than vinegar?
Could the reason why bulling is on the rise is because of these shows? Look at these shows. They promote bad behavior. Young people watch them and see bad behavior being rewarded.
We have to stop this destructive cycle. Humans are supposed to be the most intelligent species on the planet. Instead of tearing each other down, we should be lifting each other up. I know we don't live in a perfect world, but why can't we at least try to make it ideal. We have have the power to do this. You and and I. The next time that you see someone, instead of saying something mean, make someone's day by smiling at them or giving them a compliment.
Is this going to work on everyone? Heck no! In fact, there are some people out there, who this will probably never work on and that's okay. That's life.
Remember to stay positive Sunshines!