Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright? Proverbs 20:11 NIV
In the midst of all the noise and clamor from the presidential candidates can we/do we hear the voice of any grown-ups? Do we see grown-up behavior or do we see children acting on impulses?
Children are very impulsive–it is the nature of their being–primarily because the frontal lobe of their brain is not fully developed. That development usually occurs somewhere between the age of 23-and 25. However, it would appear–even though our candidates are far beyond the age of 25, that frontal lobe development has been delayed–based on the impulse responses we see in them.
Just once–I’d like to see a political campaign unfold revealing specific policies and ideas from each candidate rather than personal attacks. The personal attacks–bringing up a person’s past that has nothing to do with the current situation–is how children respond to each other.
This is what I’d like to see (and based upon discussions with others, I’m not alone):
I’d like to see a candidate who is so secure in who they are and their capabilities, they would have no need to attack others.
I’d like to see adults respectfully disagree with others without resorting to childish tactics–like name-calling.
I’d like to see adults comport themselves as grown-ups–using grown-up vocabulary and demeanor.
We have spent so much time in our educational system–dumbing down that we hear it coming out of the mouths of those who think they should be in charge of running the country.
So, if children are known by their actions, can we say the same about the grown-ups? Actions do indeed speak loud and paint a clearer picture of who a person is and what we can expect from them. Now, are their actions pure and upright?