I think the part of media that romanticizes criminal behavior, things that a person will say against women, profanity, being gangster, having multiple children with multiple men and women and not wanting to is prevalent. When you look at the majority of shows on television they placate that kind of behavior. If you go through a weekly Monday through Friday, it’s all there. It’s in how people on the sitcoms and cop shows talk to each other.
There should be more on television that uplifts people and shows them how to better prepare themselves for earning a living. There still aren’t enough people that say “this should not be.” We just let it go. We need to raise a loud voice about our fellow human beings.
Regardless of who you voted for, your reasons for doing so, and how you feel about last night’s election results, we each have a responsibility to make this nation and the world a better place. We need to respect each other’s political views and realise that although we may not agree about certain things, essentially, for the most part, we are all working for a NZ we love. Let’s not let politics divide us. While complacency and ignorance will not solve or move anything forward, neither will negativity and despair. Rather, by keeping political and social debates ongoing, we will hopefully continue to think critically and develop our mentality and opinions on individual, community, national, and international issues.
Government will never, ever be perfect no matter who we elect. Politicians are still human, and just like any school, any business, any organisation; members will all be in varying levels of disagreement about how things should be run. Though the government may be flawed, each individual still has the power to seek and strive towards positive change. The people sitting in parliament do not define us, we are each who we want to be.
“The little things of life, sweet and excellent in their place, must not be the things lived for; the highest must be sought and followed; the life of heaven must begin here on earth.”—Anne of the Island - L.M. Montgomery