Wednesdays Question

question It’s Wednesday so that means it’s question time. It’s time to ponder and then answer just one question. Okay, you can add all you want as a reason for your answer too. We’d all like that.

Here’s this weeks question: What role does honor play in today’s society?

Sometimes I wonder about this far too much. Honor should play a huge role in our society, but it seems it’s less and less important as time passes. Honor in your career, your marriage, yourself, and the military. Now the military is a dirty word in many places. The thugs are the heroes and the good guys are vilified. It’s frightening.

58 thoughts on “Wednesdays Question

  1. Lux G. says:

    Sad to say honor is given an importance and attention less and less. I don't where it started or how. Is it the quality of movies/shows we show that influence the thinking? Wrong examples? I hope we can bring back the honor in every area of the society though.

  2. Barb says:

    What role does honor play today? Sadly, a minor role. It seems to me that much of this country has either forgotten the fundamental values and beliefs this country was founded upon or the vast majority does not agree with them and has decided to toss them out and write a new rule book. Our founding fathers must be deeply disappointed.

    But being the optimist that I am and someone who has faith in a mighty God, I do see a few men who are giving me cause to be hopeful… and one man who has already made me decide to vote for him.

    Have yourself an awesome day, hon. xoxo

  3. Saundra McKenzie says:

    I think there is very little honor left in our society. There is no respect at all, and you must have respect to have honor. I could say lots on this question, but will be silent because it would not be nice. What has happened to our country in the past 50 years? It is all just sad.

  4. Marg says:

    We agree with everyone, that honor is not very important in this day and age. No one thinks about it any more which is a crying shame. We agree with Christine so much, all anyone can think about is 'happy'. Sandee, you have a most wonderful day along with Zane and Little Bit.

  5. DrillerAA09 says:

    One has to look no further than the presidential campaigns to see that honor is a forgotten trait. Honor and integrity go hand in hand, but most of the candidates, Republican and Democrat, have sold their souls to the gods of power in pursuit of the office of President of the United States. They will say and do almost anything that moves them closer to that goal. They are not truly interested in serving the people of this great nation, but are interested only in acquiring the power that comes with the office.
    In a world that is all about rights and entitlements instead of responsibilities and humility, honor and integrity have been trampled under foot. Unfortunately, you cannot legislate a humble heart, that can only come from the Creator of this universe and we have already legislated Him out of our society and determined Him to be almost completely irrelevant.

  6. Traveling Bells says:

    Kudos to Driller for saying how I also feel. Parents are not teaching their children respect at home, and those same entitled feeling kids are not receiving any discipline either. God has been pushed aside as well. It's a sad state of affairs…on many levels. We can only do what we can, where we can to take care of our own little piece of paradise. And pray a lot.

    Big hugs across the miles, honey…

  7. Jean R. says:

    If I just look at myself and those I love, I can say we all have honor—the old fashion kind where people live their values and always try to do the right thing for the right reasons. I think a lot of people can say the same about their families and friends. BUT in the media and government honor seems to be the exception instead of the rule. I don't know, though, if we're just hearing about more scandal and hypocrisy now than in the past decades or if there really is more. Either way, it's not a good thing. Society needs its heroes and they are getting harder and harder to find.

  8. Rajagopalan says:

    In to-day's world, Honor is getting more and more diluted. The degradation of the society is contributed by each one of us, as values are not given importance and making fast-buck is the order of the day. Ironically, as in the case of other commodities, Honor also has a price tag today.
    Have a great day!

  9. BeadedTail says:

    So many things are different in today's society and unfortunately one of those things is honor. People are so influenced by social media that it's scary to think of what's going to happen after another generation grows up in today's internet world. I do hope things change one day. We need a wake up call for so many!

    Happy Wednesday Sandee! Scritches to Little Bit!

  10. Ron Russell says:

    It seems to me that honor is almost dead! General Douglas MacArthur in his departing speech uttered the phrase "Duty, Honor and Country"! Now all three are in danger including "Country"! Pride in what use to be American exceptionalism is discouraged by academics and those in the current administration. Nationalism is seen as divisive and almost evil. Honor is something just to be read about in books—that is until the mere word itself is scrubbed by history revisionist!

  11. Kathe W. says:

    When I look at what passes for "leaders" in Washington DC I can only say "There is no honor amongst thieves"
    However, I see honor in the ordinary citizen who works for a living, pays his or her taxes and raises their children to be honest and forthright. I see honor in our military, our police and firefighters and our teachers.
    Great question Sandee!

  12. Paul Pietrangelo says:

    Honor, what the hell is that? The young children today have no idea what that word means today mainly because adults have lost what it means. The politicians of today have no honor we unfortunately are left with the results. I was brought up with honor and respect. Dear God, where is it?

    Have a honorable day my good friend Sandee. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  13. mail4rosey says:

    I think the majority of people do respect and embrace the important things, but the others are more widely publicized (or they're more noisy). I could just be naive though… it's not a new trait to be tacked on me.

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