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Jerry Gumbert » 2017 » October Steve Safran's MediaReinvent
  • Accountability? Well, not in the World Series!

    October 31st, 2017

    Yuli Gurriel hit a home run off of Yu Darvish last night. When he returned to the dugout, he held his index fingers to the outer corners of his eyes and pulled to narrow them, mimicking Darvish’s asian eyes. This from a 33-year old guy who make millions.

    This is everything that’s wrong with people. We disrespect others based on how they are different. In today’s world, if you don’t look like me, talk like me, dress like me, make what I make, etc., I will single you out, go out of my way to make you feel ashamed of your difference, then call myself a Christian.

    What ever happened to just being kind. What ever happened to embracing our uniqueness and celebrating life….together.

    Like so many, Gurriel acted like a racist on a world stage. I can’t image what he’s teaching his children.

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    October 17th, 2017

    It feels like we have lost much of the love, understanding and tolerance that we used to have.  We have become more and more judgmental of everyone and everything.

    It poisons the soul.  But, here we are.

    Ever heard of this? “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” It’s the Second Commandment – one of the two “Great Commandments.” Yet, it has never been less important to Americans. We live in a culture where enough is never enough while others have so little. We are so self-consumed that OUR opinion is the ONLY opinion and we argue, at the top of our lungs, and demean anyone who believes differently.

    • We love ourselves more than others. We use to put people less fortunate first, but now we close our eyes and ignore them.
    • We spend thousands of dollars to NOT look like ourselves.
    • We have to drive the most expensive cars, wear the latest high-priced fashions, and own the newest iPhone 10. And, we still yearn for more.
    • Our kids have to be the cutest, smartest, most talented and popular. Anything less is a disappointment. Not to them, but to their parents.

    Then, we judge others for not being exactly like us. Who’d wanna be?  Children learn morals and values from parents.

    • The more self-absorbed we are, the more “special” they will want to be.
    • The more unforgiving we are, the more bitter they will become.
    • The more things we need, the more they will have to have to ever be satisfied.

    Parents, we are the problem. We are teaching children to look inward and to place their value on possessions, status and appearance. Is that what we all really want them to become?  Seventy-six percent of Americans call themselves Christians. Well, maybe its time that we all start acting more like one.

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