It’s Not Team Chris Rock vs. Team Will Smith; It’s Between being Primitive and Civilized
What type of society do we want to have?
“If we are to preserve civilization, we must first remain civilized” — Louis St. Laurent
I’m still thinking about what we saw at the Academy Awards last night. There are so many issues on so many levels. It’s hard to wrap my mind around them.
All this appears to be in vain compared to the horrors that Ukrainians are experiencing in war.
When it comes to first-world “problems,” we seem petty and ridiculous. But we all face different problems, so here I go again with some observations.
Privilege comes with responsibility.
I’m sorry to tell you this, but not everyone knows what’s happening in the Smiths’ lives. Some of us are even ignorant of them beyond the basics.
When I saw the video and heard Chris’s joke, I didn’t get it. I didn’t understand why it was so bad. I never knew until last night that Will’s wife has an alopecia problem and that it has been tough on her.
Reading my Twitter feed, I see that many people were in my situation, and we didn’t get why the joke was hurtful. Until later.