Friday, May 09, 2008

God is ... a large elderly woman on a Rascal?

There's literally no way you will watch this ten-minute video right now, but when you have time, you should check it out.

Liberty Mutual has started a site called The Responsibility Project, with short films featuring ethical dilemmas and moral quandaries built right in, ready for e-discussion. From the original two commercials, the folks at Liberty Mutual branched out with five shorts related to what it means to do the right thing.

Not a lot of people have contributed to the discussion, though, which makes me wonder whether people want to talk about doing the right thing. Do people think they typically do the right thing? Or do people just not care to think about it?

1 comment:

jss said...

You don't have to post this if you don't want... Just some ramblings from your brother.

It's easier and funnier to watch the video of some guy getting kicked in the groin or getting hit by a train than to watch a 10 minute video about doing the right thing, much less post your personal thoughts about it online. It's unfortunate, but true. A lot of people are desensitized by all the crap on the net. All of the immediate gratification seems to give people a certain right to entitlement in other parts of their lives. Their life, at least to them, has become much more important than anyone else's. I think that people think they're doing the right thing by doing what's right for themselves rather than what's right for the whole. When was the last time someone let you out into traffic? Held the door for you? Said hello in the checkout line? Or even use a turn signal? I know that there are some people who still do these things because I do them. However, a lot of people don't. I just don't know if people even know what the "right thing" is anymore.