Hate in our country is at an all-time high and the last couple of weeks have only made it worse. From the Charleston shooting to the Confederate flag debate and to the same-sex marriage ruling, it is time to stop preaching tolerance with intolerance.
The beautiful thing about our country is that we are free to say what we want and believe in whatever we choose. The majority of today’s media will label anyone not in line with their thinking as intolerant.
April is Counseling Awareness Month. This annual observance — sponsored by the American Counseling Association (ACA) — is geared toward educating the public about the role of counselors who help individuals live healthier, happier, and more productive lives.
During this observance an important question needs to be answered: Why does counseling need to be recognized and promoted?
As the political upheaval of 2012 becomes increasingly more volatile, the collateral damage of such policies as health care, education and tax reforms continue to mount. The nation, or more locally, the state, is facing a time of uncertainty.
There are accusations of socialism, lawsuits in opposition of legislation, calls for anarchy, revolution, those who seek to inject religion into government, etc. Both major political parties have their extremist within and neither is immune to the influence they carry.