Respect. Sock it to me, sock it to me…
There’s a big buzz these days about a man who made a youtube video to, essentially, humiliate someone publicly. I use the word “someone” because I’m not entirely sure who he has humiliated. It’s one of 2 people: his daughter, who was his intended target or himself. If you ask me I think it was him who ended up being humiliated.
Do you know the video I am referring to? It’s the one where a man’s daughter uses facebook as a means to express her teenage rebellion of authority. She makes some pretty harsh statements about her parents and their expectations using her laptop which he just finished repairing for her. It doesn’t end well for any of the characters of this story, especially not the laptop.
I feel badly for the man. Surely he wants to have a respectful daughter. And he is clearly frustrated. But, I don’t know if fighting fire with fire is the way to go about this. In fact, it’s not. Firemen use water to fight fire. More fire only makes the situation worse.
What should this man be doing in this situation?
Once you’ve made your bed, do you really have to lie in it? Or could you say, gee this isn’t the bed I was trying to make. Let’s try a new approach.
I fear, if this video is not a hoax, that the divide between father and daughter has only been made deeper by this public humiliation.
All I ask is for a little respect, just a little bit. When you come home.
If you really want to watch the video, here’s a link.