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Reply to "I'm In Love With A Stripper?"

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Originally posted by ddouble:
No offense taken hat I don't think of old & crotchety as a bad thing - just being playful. Big Grin

I edited my earlier post because I was going to include one "sticky" point - but since you alluded to it:

Why does the music define you? What happened to the intelligence to differentiate between entertainment & reality? If we have lost the ability to perform this task, should we not ban all works of fiction, be they music, written, or visual?

If the kiddies are the main concern, proper parenting/mentoring is the answer IMO. No song or movie has ever (at any point in my life) made me behave in a certain manner. The song is fluff, but no one is holding a gun to anyone's head and making them listen to it (or ones like it).

Everyone has free will....

Yes....

Or do they?......

How much is influence and how influential a stage is one in their life.....

what is the ratio of free will and influence....

to a person that is very subjective.....

however....

the question is one of standards.....

and timing.....

if my standards are such that I abhor the degradation of women....

I have the will to turn off the t.v.

but.....

if I am in a relatively small environment and hear it daily....

perhaps I may allow myself to be ostracized ......
perhaps I may allow myself to be irritated to the point of leaving.....

irritated to the point of physically removing the offensive sounds....

irritated to the point of internalizing it into something unhealthy.....

giving in to it and allowing it to become a part of my entertainment....

standing up to it firmly in the hopes that others willl affect a change as well....

all options....

I'm sure there are more I've over looked....

the point is that we are all diverse.... in our standards, psychological tolerances, will and strength.....

but it boils down to ....... what are you willing to accept as images and entertainment flooding your way?

Some may say that degradation of women.... particularly Black women is intolerable...

others may say.... eh? it's just entertainment....

Peace,
Virtue
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