I did a double take driving through downtown Nashville yesterday when I saw this sign. You’d think by now I wouldn’t react that way, but I couldn’t help it. Am I getting old (don’t answer that!) because I want to say “When I was a kid, ‘sleazy’ was not something that people aspired to!”?
I can think of several examples (most of which I won’t post on this family-friendly blog) of words or phrases that have become “acceptable” to our culture because of their repeated use in music. The definition and accepted uses of profanity seems to constantly be in flux; I posted early on about the use of cuss words in a Super Bowl (prime time) commercial.
Which got me thinking … has my “level of acceptability” for certain things been adjusted by culture? Should it have been? Or do I need to do a better job of guarding my heart? How do I balance that with staying connected with students and culture … you know I’m not a proponent of burying ones head in the sand.
Deeper than I wanted to go on the Monday after vacation, but that’s where I am this morning. Any thoughts?