Licensing Our Language
We learned how to communicate as little kids. Our parents first taught us simple words with usually over-the-top animation, enunciation with facial and hand gestures to impart a sense of significance. As we grew older we were told the importance of telling the truth, even if it hurt. The times we got caught telling a lie usually hurt worse because when dad came home he gave us a spanking so we would not forget next time. Now that we are adults we still seem to be hearing a lot about citizens telling whopper lies and sneaky leaks that will eventually hurt others in very significant ways.
The truth of the matter is that today our global society of big kids is having a very difficult time being good, talking with kids from other countries about important stuff, picking up their rooms and taking out the trash, not talking on the phone all the time, caring more about sports teams, fast cars, sexy girls and macho boys, getting rich and doing anything they want anytime they want. Growing up is a lifelong process that we must start to take very seriously before we lose interest in doing all the right stuff. Hey, I have to wash my dads car...but SHH, don't tell him I crunched up his license plate.
When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.