During WWII, I can became We can as exhibited in the popular Rosie the Riveter poster. Seventy-five years later, as we mark the anniversary of VJ Day, there is not much we left–it got we-weed away.
The almIghty I has become I CAN do almost anything I want whether it benefits me or anyone else. Whether it’s
- wearing a mask,
- maintaining social distancing,
- peaceful protest,
- voting on legislation that may move this country forward
we have become so locked in our I Can isolation that we will harm ourselves, our country, and our future.
It takes us a while to get used to anything that might preclude us from doing what we want, whenever we want:
- Wearing seat belts
- Smoking in restaurants, bars, grocery store check out lines, and on airlines
- Wearing shoes and shirts in a restaurant
- Giving everyone an equal opportunity to
- apply for jobs and higher education
- marry whoever we’d like
- live wherever we can afford
But most of us get there eventually.