Thursday, August 12, 2010
So many things to blog about, so little time. Today I want to say for the record (and let no one take me out of context), I AM INTOLERANT. Shocking I know, for those who know me. Well, let me clarify...shocking for those who know the enlightened Ingrid, not the Ingrid who thought-she-knew-everything-when-she-got-her-first-job. My intolerance stems from people who claim to promulgate the truth. Most of these folks come to life with the clamp of a thumb. They spout off from a real place, but force their will on the recipient of the information. I don't learn anything that way...How about give us an accurate accounting of what has occurred and let ME make the synthesis? Furthermore...how about if these talk-show gurus actually practice the kind of accountable talk we try to teach our kids? No, no. Instead, they keep repeating the same line, talking over the guests or colleagues, and pushing their own agenda....well...I'm tired. I'm tired of the political name-calling, the bashing, the ignorance, and the verbal bullying! There are some of us blessed with a brain...please let us use it, but please use yours as you artfully discuss topics without depleting someone else's dignity...I'm asking. I'm begging...knock it off...We, as Americans, deserve better!! I want to promulgate the seeking out of understanding. I can tolerate many things, but not the lack of seeking understanding...at least if you understand the whole picture, you can make your own decision, and I won't try to change your mind, but we'll both walk away as better people...Talk show hosts....please. Give us a model we can put up for our children to emulate. I'm not seeing much on the flat screen that I would want my kids to emulate, can we work on changing that?