I would like to open up a somewhat lighthearted but semi-serious discussion (choose based on your mood!) on how we can read a book or watch a movie and learn about the characters actions and/or the moral of the story and we can all agree what the seemingly correct/right thing to do would be, especially when we are young. However, as an adult, somehow we (certain people) invent excuses, mental gymnastics and exercise voting almost seemingly opposite of what we were trying to be taught was correct even as a child. Please share any others that come to mind.
Simple examples include:
Sharing is good - Bring out the Atlas Shrugged lovers here to give reasons why this can't and doesn't work - AKA Socialism. Somehow economics and money overrules human compassion to solidify an incorrect political stance if we all really want to be "for the people" sort of speak.
Not everyone is the same as you but should be treated equally.
Violence doesn't solve anything - Try to talk and communicate to discuss your differences. "Give me my god damn guns!"
Clean up after yourselves , after all, cleanliness is next to godliness - "Screw the earth! Why should I recycle or care about climate change when it’s a god damn liberal lie!"
Learn to forgive and forget - Forgiveness. People believe that Jesus' virtues is as a character that beyond any doubt the most important reason you should “give your heart to the lord”. It’s amazing how in the real world not only do we (they) not believe our own bullshit, we build massive prisons and put people to death and feel better about it; the reps especially.
It’s too bad that only when we become adults we are blinded by money, political boundaries and the idea of a god to do what we all were taught as a child is right.