Wednesday, April 11, 2007

We have only ourselves to blame for our pessismism

I had another letter to the editor published in today's edition of the Chillicothe Gazette. You can find it below.

The 24 hour cable news networks spew out a steady flow of pessimism. We complain about it, but we wade through an entire hour of other negative news stories just to see the story about Anna Nicole. We hate to hear about bad news, but flip past the stories in the paper that extol good virtues or have a happy ending.

We claim that there is never anything "good" on television, but we sit for hours watching everything from Howard Stern to Jerry Springer. We tell our children that they shouldn't cuss while we scream obscenities at them. We tell our kids not to hit others while we parade R Rated gore flicks to them on a weekly basis. We are shocked to hear about children having sex in the 5th grade, but have no problem with them surfing the internet, unattended. We have no problem in stealing cable, but we are livid when our kids steal something from a store.

We become outraged when gas prices raise, but we forget about September 11, 2001. We get so frustrated when Sanajaya keeps advancing on American Idol, but could care less that Iran is advancing their nuclear development program.

We may think that we are victims of circumstance. We may feel like our lives are filled with bad luck. We think that our lives our meaningless. We wonder why our children have bad habits. If you feel this way I've got good news; you have no one to blame, but yourself.

Not everyone feels bitter. Not everyone feels so pessimistic. There are some of us that appreciate this country, our lives, and the gifts that we've been given. We all can be good examples for others to follow. Our time on earth is short. Make the most of it. Stop blaming others and start blaming yourself.

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