"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

April 08, 2005

Stop Respecting Dead People!

Why do people wait until someone dies before they "pay their respects" to them? It does nothing for the dead person.

Let's show our respect for people while they're alive, and only if we feel that they deserve it. We should have an annual "Show Your Respect Day" (Hallmark, are you listening?) where you tell people whom you know (and who know you) that you respect how they live their lives. Imagine the incredible increase of goodwill, and the number of people who didn't know that they have such a positive effect on others. Gosh, people may actually start being nice to one another, even if it is for the less-than-superfluous reason of receiving compliments on S.Y.R. Day. It's better than what goes on now.

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