I’ve been accused of having a “Polly Anna attitude,” or that I look at life through "rose colored glasses." Well, maybe that isn’t far from the truth. I prefer to think all people are generally good, but realize not all people act good! I’d rather look for what is right in the world instead of looking for what is wrong. I prefer to be an optimist and consider my glass half full rather than half empty! That may be dangerous, but at least at the end of the day, I can smile rather than have a bitter spirit!
Our world is mixed up and it’s beyond even trying to understand! We come to a point in our society where a person must be careful about sharing an opinion in public places. If it is different from those in the conversation, you risk a hostile environment! We aren’t created to all think the same! It’s okay to feel differently about something! It doesn’t mean a person is necessarily wrong, because of lifestyle, circumstances, tradition, upbringing, faith or other factors. They just think differently.
It’s gotten so bad, it seems even college campuses have become a place where disagreeing with another is considered being out of line. A protest against something is considered intolerant and inappropriate! Areas are being created in some colleges to accommodate those who choose to bravely go against the grain, but are strategically placed and designed to attract the least amount of attention and interaction as possible, according to an article, “Fascism 101”, by Bill O’Reilly, published just today. 1
Our world seems more concerned with tolerance (Which really means if you agree with me, fine. If not, keep quiet.) and “fostering diversity” than what is fair and good. This “diversity” idea has gone so far as colleges creating “diversity officers” as our students are being taught America isn’t the wonderful, fair place people for decades have believed!1 I ask again, “What is wrong with having a difference of opinion?” What has happened to our freedoms? Is our world truly turning to Fascism?” What a frightening thought.
Mussolini, who founded Fascism, was anti-Christian and attempted to negate God’s existence.2 Our country, was founded on Christian principles, yet Mussolini’s socialist ideas are taking a deep-seated root all around us. We’ve become a country where having a differing opinion results in aggression, anger, and other possible repercussions! It’s become a sad state of affairs. And sadly, I believe it’s only the beginning.
Is my “Polly Anna” attitude way off base?
As you send your children or grandchildren off to school, no matter what grade: elementary, middle or high school, or even college, consider what they are learning. These young ones are who will be leading our country over the next generation. Do they foster good will, an attitude of ‘for the good of the people,’ and patriotism; or are they harboring hatred, socialist views and those of superiority? It’s worth thinking about and discussing!
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