January 27th, 2016
It's been bothering me for awhile now dat no mattah wea we at or wat we're doing - people just no kea (care).
Whether it be something like last night again wea there were a handful of vehicles traveling in da pau hana shoulder lane at 6:30pm wen it specifically states dat it closes at 6:00pm. I'm just hoping da motorcyclist dat was stranded on da side nevah get run ovah as he was waiting for help. Or people who just cut in lines without a second thought dat people are already in a formed line. And how everyone seems to be "wat's in it for me?" kine of attitude.
Wassup Wit Dat!
Call me nostalgic but I enjoy watching a handful of - definitely not all - black and white films wea there was such thing as displaying courtesy and using da words "sorry", "thank you", "please" with meaning instead of something you 'have to say'. Even 'traditional' things as holding da door open for a wahine, waiting for oddahs before you start eating (if they're not running late) and just good hearted gestures are far in between da current 'societal norms'.
How is it dat we have 'evolved' into such a selfish culture? I'm surah we all can agree technology has played a major role (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc) but haven't we been raised before all dat nonsense? Haven't we had good and decent parents instill core values, morals and character into us? Why has dat been thrown out da window?
With such a sensitive issue such as excessive force by police (law enforcement) but would it have escalated to dat point if da lay person would just "listen"? Think about it, would law enforcement have to feel like they have to constantly protect themselves if they weren't pushed into dat corner from previous experiences? We all see da online videos of one side - why not show all da videos of wea police are assaulted, shot at, spit on, called into dangerous/precarious situations? Why not show da officers in da hospital with injuries? Oh yeah, da 'alleged' criminals have rights. 🙄
Trying to raise two young keiki, it's sad wen finally Da Keiki is making an honest effort to speak up and look people in da eye saying "please" and "thank you" and in return she doesn't even get a "you're welcome" or an acknowledgment without looking back at her. Sometimes she gets a grin and I have to reassure her dat she made dat person happy as she looks at me as if she did something wrong.
So I challenge all da 11 readers of WWD! to go out today and just do one thing without reward. Go out and do something real instead of watching 'commercialized' videos of good deeds. While we won't go 'viral', we can at least show dat it still exists.