I was content with taking a little rest from writing for a while, but then I saw something today that I just have to clear my thoughts about. Sometimes I question whether people feel shame anymore. Or whether the concept of shame has now become a source of pride in the modern world.
I feel ashamed of myself when a child who’s familiar with me sees me smoking, and this is why I try to hide when I’m outside smoking a cigarette. I feel shame because I know that what I’m doing is wrong, and I don’t want children to think that it’s okay. I feel that sense of responsibility for my actions, even when I consciously choose to do wrong.
But what I saw today left me in shock and amazement. Although this may not seem like a big deal to you, it is to me because my parents never did this. My parents always held themselves accountable for their actions and tried their best to maintain the highest standards for themselves and their children.
What I saw was a Mother sporting a big black and blue sex mark on her neck bring her pre-teen son to school. She didn’t try to hide it with a scarf or anything, instead, she had a big stupid smile on her face when she dropped her son off for class.
A man sucked on your neck, are you proud of yourself? Does it make you feel good to show your sex to your son and the rest of the world? What happened to having class and decorum?
I just want to say that I don’t care if people want to show their sex in public, but I take issue with it when you are a parent. It’s not okay to put your sex on display.
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