What are we becoming?

We once knew the difference between a hero and a celebrity. We once applauded that which was for decency and knowing the difference between right and wrong. We once respected those living to make our world a better place.

What has happened to decency and respect? We have the protection for all types of madness and lifestyles yet the simple decency is lacking from our society. Selfish behaviour such as of recent- stockpiling and the tyrannical imposition of society turning in on itself so to save themselves. Destroying the structures built by those sacrifices of hardships and toil from the preceding generations, they were not mere celebrities- they were heroes, heroes with substance to their name.

Does our behaviour need to be now regulated, for we as a society no longer know what’s wrong from right? Gone are the moral boundary markers for in the name of art and free choice we are embracing an antinomianism approach for this new dawn.

A dawn of no absolutes, boundaries and no morals. Such perversions are applauded as progressive. The media, flexing its muscles as it relieves lady Justice of her duties. However with open bias and shoddy scales, she stands as a prostitute to the highest bidder- as a self-proclaimed justice of society without any decency or shame.

Legal Rights!

Is the law fair?

They save the pandas, rhinos, elephants yet everyday infants are able to be aborted because it’s a “legal right”. Would one day we too come to realise that the death penalty was also the legal right to be in judgement of another. The child merely suffering the penalty of the mother’s mistake.

Communities Fearful to Love

My childhood has been filled with uncles, aunties, grandparents and the extended family. Technically everyone was considered family – the butcher, the baker and even the candlestick maker – everyone was to be addressed as an uncle or an aunt. If we were to be found misbehaving in public – it was the community’s ‘right’ to discipline us.

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My childhood has been filled with uncles, aunties, grandparents and the extended family. Technically everyone was considered family – the butcher, the baker and even the candlestick maker – everyone was to be addressed as an uncle or an aunt. If we were to be found misbehaving in public – it was the community’s ‘right’ to discipline us.

How much has changed in the 40 years since my existence on this planet. For today we are now encouraged to an isolated way of life. A life of social distancing, a life which encourages that small, tight-knit communities are harmful to the pandemic.

Naturally we are to expect the rising levels of depression, anxiety, PTSD and segregation. For now, speaking to strangers and opening up to welcoming friendships have been covered by masks that hide the beautiful smiles God has given us to what look like an emotionless engagement of guessing the once all-important body language.

Now if loneliness is a feeling of sadness or distress about being by yourself or feeling disconnected from the world around you, what other options are out there as an alternative for an embrace, smile or merely the visit of a loved one?

Community life and engagement can have a positive influence on mental health and emotional wellbeing. Community participation provides a sense of belonging and social connectedness. It can also offer extra meaning and purpose to everyday life.

Although there are many social groups on Facebook etc… if it does not have the genuine consideration for its member it merely becomes a marketing tool for business marketing and advertisement. Take for example, yesterday a lady on the “I Love Houghton” facebook group was requesting someone to adopt her baby… instead of the admin or its members seeing this as a red flag to assist the lady and reach out – the members seemed to have offered lists of NGOs/adoption agencies whilst a good great many merely ignored her.

We are concerned by what our community is becoming… we are concerned that people’s welfare and mental stability at this time would cause for decisions not usually of character. Hence we have opened a true community page for the people to become a support group, “Houghton Estate Residents”. We should discourage members who use community pages for business motives and those who do not live in the area.