My latest thinking about another book has entered my head.
I am interested why I often hear the expression ‘That's just the way it is’
I don’t like that expression.
By implication it means we accept that nothing can be done to change things that are not acceptable and if we say those words we actually condone poor standards.
It seems to me many times people give up because 'the system' has beaten them. It just seems too hard to challenge unacceptable practice and so we take the line of least resistance by shrugging our shoulders and muttering those dreadful words 'Well I guess I just have to accept that's just the way it is’ ...... or variations of that.
I say 'NO!! - we don't have to accept that'
We should challenge what we judge to be poor standards. I believe the best way to raise standards is to apply our own standards rather than passively accept standards that we personally believe are not good enough.
Anyway .. That's what is in my head and I hope to write something soon.
I would love your comments on this one.