Roots or leaves?

Let’s not complain about particular politicians, until we work to fix the flawed system of government we allow itself.

Let’s not complain about stricter guns laws until we work to solve the increasing issue of mental health disorders.

Let’s not complain about the generation of kids growing up today and how “bad” or “lazy” they are until we work to solve the issue of a failing school system.

I’m all for keeping politicians in check, motivating individual children to be better, and making sure our laws are rational but let’s make sure we are fixing the root cause of our problems and not merely chopping off the leaves which will return again and again, just in different forms.

Emerson said “it is vain to complain of the leaf or the berry, cut it off, it will bear another, just as bad.”

Let’s fix the systems first.

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