What’s more painful? The Word or the Behavior?

“Harassment” What a painful word!

The dictionary defines it as a wide range of behaviors of an offensive nature, but you guys are defining it as ‘Police Officer.’ Why?
We are all free to speak our minds and do what we have to do when we think something is wrong. But are we going too far? Are we really going after the true enemy? Are we being ‘harass’?
It’s so easy to say ‘Oh they Police is out to get me’ ‘They gave me a ticket without a reason’ and many other things. However, do we take a second to think if we did anything wrong?
The next door neighbor who works Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm gets up every morning at 5am. He has three kids; the youngest one is 1 year old. He leaves the house with his other two kids and takes them to school, and his wife stands by the door holding his 1 year old and waving Good-Bye. He always leaves 30 minutes early because the line at Dunkin Donuts is too long and he doesn’t want to be late for work. Saturday night comes and he’s finally happy to hold his wife to sleep and not have to rush in the morning. Yes! Just for one night, he wants to sleep. But he can’t, because your music is just too loud. And now his 1 year old has tears in his eyes. I wonder if after you got a warming from the Police you thought about this hard working neighbor of yours that was trying to sleep. When the Police came the second time and asked you to lower the music, did you think about this man’s long week at work. I wonder, after the third time that the Police showed up and gave you a ticket, did you finally think of that 1 year old that couldn’t sleep because you wouldn’t lower your music?
Music is not a crime, celebrating and be happy, is not a crime. Not letting an innocent 1 year old sleep is a crime. We don’t all have to celebrate with you. We don’t all have to hear your music preferences. I get it, music is nice. Sleep in peace is also nice.
But you are not thinking that way. You think that the Police are after you. You think the Police are harassing you. I get it. It is in all of us to try to justify our actions. Our first reaction when we think we are being attack is to make ourselves look like a victim. Are we really a victim of the Police? Is the Police really after us? Are we being harassed? Or are WE putting ourselves out there misbehaving and we just don’t like the punishment?
No one likes to pay for a ticket. The cost of life is increasing by the second. Paying $200-$400 for a ticket is not affordable. We all hate it. I get it. It is a pain in the butt.
But the music still loud, the next door neighbor still not able to spend ONE night in peace, and that little 1 year old still has tears in his eyes…

xVal – Sep 22/2015

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