Sunday, October 16, 2005

Common sense: not so common any more

It is inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
- H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)

This very problem is addressed, quite thoroughly, in 'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems.'

Common sense, common honesty and common decency are only "common" when they are taught to every child. That's what "common" means.

These concepts are not being taught to every child. Every parent assumes that their child will learn these concepts--somehow, they don't know how it happens, but they assume it happens to everyone just by growing up. It doesn't.

Social problems are getting worse because these concepts are being taught less and less. Too much assumption, too little positive action.

However, before all parents can learn that they must teach these concepts to their children, the parents themselves must learn that this is their responsibility. That's where you and I come in. Through Turning It Around we can teach them.

We can only do that if those who know what is needed do something about it. Read the book. Tell others about the book. Get others to join this group.

It's easy, it's cheap and it doesn't take much time. But if you don't do it, it won't happen.

Please spread the word about TIA.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to put broken societies and broken communities and families back together by giving them the tools they need to make it happen.
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