Mass culture bombards us with reports, data, video—have you noticed there’s video coverage for every event? The broadcaster says, “we have to warn you this is disturbing.” Well if it’s disturbing, why then show it? Do you want us to be disturbed? Is that your purpose?
At a glance, one notices that depth, character, compassion, and empathy are not at the forefront in today’s world. It seems, at least in mass culture, there’s no value in pursuing goodness. It’s not viewed as a worthwhile quest. We are pulled down by daily deluge of what is not working, what is bad with the world. Is it any wonder why happiness is so elusive?
As I’ve written several times, negativity will find you with no effort on your part. If you want something different, say, positivity, growth, and goodness, it takes extra effort.
That extra effort is the Daily Investment I implore you to make on your behalf, for your well-being, to offset the inevitable daily flood of negativity.
In that spirit, I give you today’s hope that character, compassion, and empathy are not lost. If you’re looking the right direction, it’s there along with the bombardment of mass culture messages.
Goodness is always there. See for yourself in Joe Burrow’s acceptance speech after receiving the Heisman trophy. He didn’t appear as one having potential last summer when the odds list came out. But he won a landslide 841first-place votes and set a record of 90.7% for first-place votes.
Joe Burrow didn’t rise to Heisman Trophy level without the inundation of goodness; people who made a difference in his life. They saw a bit of latent potential and helped him bring it to the surface.
Full disclosure, I’m not a football fan. I intentionally pursued this story for my Daily Investment.
“Try your best to make goodness attractive. That’s one of the toughest assignments you’ll ever be given.”—Fred Rogers