Setting a Good Example

Setting a good example doesn’t seem to be a priority for many individuals these days. There are so many bad examples, it makes a person wonder. Stop and think about it. With the new changes in laws, particularly in California, and the under five hundred dollars theft rule, how can anyone who is tempted do the right thing? If you don’t know about this law, here it is. If you walk into any store and steal items and it is below five hundred dollars, you can walk away and not be prosecuted. This only saves money for the court system. Stealing is wrong in any country, under any and all laws, yet this new rule has made a change that should not exist. I have written about theft and that the thieves going down the street and set up booths selling to tourist who have no idea that they are purchasing stolen property. I would hope that anyone who knew, would simply walk away. There are videos continually on Facebook with all types of people in a variety of professions not setting a good example. A number of videos include teachers who are truly unkind to their students. For example, I saw one video in which the teacher treated a boy who was a genius in a terrible way and told him he was not smart. Another one showed a boy whose mother had passed and he had no one to take care of him. He didn’t do his homework, was always in dirty clothes and was continually hungry. She kept sending home notes to his mother who obviously could never answer. Finally, one day she finally found out that his mother has passed. She actually went to his mother’s grave and told her how truly sorry she was for treating her son so poorly. Of course, she did adopt him. The point is that she should have been setting a good example and investigated earlier rather than treat the boy so badly. When I wrote the Good Gus series my point was to always set a good example and do the right thing. I am fairly certain the world needs more of these types of examples. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books is coming soon!