Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Light in the Cultural Darkness

New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks has a piece dated yesterday which is of little real import, but which quite appealed to me.
He talks in it about today's lack of a "dignity code;" with athletes doing self-promoting end zone dances, and governors... Well we all know about governors at this point. He speaks about society's loss of a code of dignity not in anger or condemnation but gently, and with dignity and restraint.

It's worth reading for his last paragraph in which he reminds us of our current president. He says, in part, "Whatever policy differences people may have with him, we can all agree that he exemplifies reticence, dispassion and the other traits associated with dignity."

Read the entire column. It's not long, and it's worth your time.

1 comment:

  1. You are right - and so is Brooks: right on!
    The whole thing is well worth reading - it should be required reading for all politicians, at least.