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The Amazing Inspiration

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 11:30 am Mon 4th April 2022

Do you notice how often we are sold the idol through various media?

The three generations of academic women holding hands at a graduation ceremony. Modern authors, if you can be bothered reading the genre writing about women breaking free from their apron strings to boldly go where so many men had gone before and generally the focus is on women celebrities, rather than a Richard or some other Tom, Dick or Harry.

It’s not like the dumpy lady on the couch doing patchwork holds much stock in modern day reverence to our forebears or the scores of barely remembered bodies wasting in rest home beds either.

By comparison, we celebrate the men who were successful in supporting the women’s world. The gracious government employee who did no wrong.

But with thousands upon thousands of dead and missing men in the families of this country, how many are reverred individuals from which grandchildren draw their inspiration?

Not necessarily to be a first at something women haven’t done before – is there is anything left to do?

That’s the bogie man that ignores the resilience, the determination, the dedication, the patience, the inspiration that might be what a grandchild adopts.

Not so much a matter of idols but a conflict in the source of inspiration.

Is it where couch potatoes and gang members come from?

One Response to “The Amazing Inspiration”

  1. DJ Ward says:

    “By comparison, we celebrate the men who were successful in supporting the women’s world. The gracious government employee who did no wrong.”

    We are witnessing that now, with Ashley Bloomfield.
    And he did very well, with many decisions.
    Obviously not everything was correct, legally like mandates.
    But I doubt anybody, could have been always correct.
    The supporting women parts, were pretty blatant.
    Supporting men’s problems, was predictably absent.

    It is hard to judge, the public figure.
    As you do not know, what’s said privately by the person.
    He could be worse, than the public personality towards men.
    Or he could have argued for men, but lost to authority and made silent.

    I have done some more practice, speaking.
    But with a different audience, as a candidate speaker.
    I don’t have desires to ever do that, but it’s a good subject.
    I could continuously speak, with logical arguments.

    Mocking what the other candidates support, obviously.

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