That Conversation is Not in My Database

Sagacious -Having or showing an ability to understand difficult ideas and situations and to make good decisions

We are constantly fed misinformation and we are constantly and intentionally lied to.  I am taking a minute off of writing about Knowledge Management and business specifically to make a point about core values.

It isn’t ok for politicians to lie to us.

It isn’t ok for people to hurt each other.

It isn’t ok to walk up to someone in the street and knock them out.

It isn’t ok to step over people who are in the street and need help.

It isn’t ok to treat people in a different way  because of who they are (good or bad).

This is basic stuff that we have forgotten.   I see all the lists and memes on social media but they are meaningless when it comes to real life.

It isn’t ok to call people at home and ask them for money for charity so that you can take it and put it in your own pocket.

It isn’t ok to destroy the planet in order to make money.

I am not sure what happened to us.   I don’t really care about how we got here, looking back in this case won’t help us get to where we need to be.   I think we need to start talking more about the real issues that concern us and not allow the media or politicians speak on our behalf.   The reason why we have the problems that we have today is because too many people are speaking up for us.   It is funny though because they aren’t talking about the things that are important to me.   When I talk to people about what they are worried about, it is a lot different from what I hear or see on television.

Why can’t our children play outside?  Why is the price of everything going up and wages staying the same?  If the lottery was created to help fund schools, how come schools don’t have enough money for the things they need and teachers have to take money out of their own pockets?    Who likes politicians?  Why is politics a full-time job?  Why don’t they work like the rest of us?   How come politicians get treated differently than other Americans?    How is it ok to destroy the planet to create energy?  Why does the government allow for lobbyists?  How come our food is poisoned?  How is that allowed?  Why aren’t drug companies working on solving the problem of bacterial resistant antibiotics?  With all the money spent on cancer, where is the cure?   This list can go on and on.. yet all we see on television and in global discussion is what is important to the media and politicians.

There is a good chance that if you are still reading this,  you may have asked one or more of these questions yourself.    We need to start asking our questions out loud and have discussions that are more meaningful.

We are being divided into groups and we are being separated instead of brought together.   It is healthy to disagree but unhealthy to be positioned for a civil war of blue vs red.

We need to turn this around before it is too late.