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I once read about an experiment with a frog in a kettle. The idea confirmed that if a frog is put in a kettle of boiling water, he will quickly jump out; however, if he is put in a kettle of cold water over a flame, he will acclimate himself to his environment and boil to death.

How many of us are like the frog? Conditioning ourselves to our surroundings, accepting the heat, until destruction overtakes us?

Very few times in my life will a person hear me say, “I’m angry because…” Well, today I am angry.

We have become a society of over-users of a particular word “inappropriate.” I’m guilty. The phrase “inappropriate behavior” blurts from my vocabulary quite often. What happened to the words, “that’s just wrong.”

The divorce rate is soaring. Infidelity is rampant. Our political and governmental officials use their power abusively. There are increases in hate crimes. Abundance of harm to animals. Cheating, stealing, hatred of others…I could literally wallow in all that’s bad for the next three paragraphs, but I won’t.

For the record, inappropriate means “not suitable or proper in circumstances.” The definition of wrong is “an unjust, dishonest, or immoral action.”

As parents, citizens, spouses, friends, children (put yourself in any category), we’re gradually boiling in a pot of hot water simply because we no longer distinguish between two words.

Well, today I’m angry. I’m leaping out of this kettle. What about you?

Written by Nora Hatchett Almazan

June 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm

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