01 Feb THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS CIVIL
News flash. Our Earth is getting more and more crowded. Our cities have gotten so big now that urban sprawl, whereby the unpopulated rural areas around our cities actually become urban, is just a normal thing. And, on top of that, people are still moving into the city centers, which means we have to build both up and out. Civilization is everywhere… and it’s made up of folks just like you. But just because civilization is everywhere, doesn’t mean we are actually creating a better or more “civil” society. “Civilized” might mean modern or populated, but it doesn’t necessarily translate into better. Consider the political climate. Terrorism. Road rage. Cyber-shaming. Crime. Greed. Consumption. Waste. Injustice. When you think of these social phenomena, do the words, “polite,” “courteous,” “well mannered,” “generous” or “kind” come to mind? No, we didn’t think so either. The fact is that we are way off the mark when it comes to being civil towards one another, so we are going to do our part to change that. Let’s channel our inner-Mr. Rogers this month to create a world where civility, love, kindness, and goodness prevail. Let’s treat each other better. Period. Being civil matters.
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