Why Things Need to Change


S.M. said he didn’t throw his phone.

He tossed it on the counter. It clattered and slid to the floor on the other side. S.M. did this in a fit of exasperation and the phone remained intact.

“Things are made to break.” He grumbled.

We still owe $100 on the payment plan and the apps are not working well after a year. His phone and text still work.

“We can’t afford to pay the fee and get a new phone, huh?” I asked after going over and picking up the phone to put it gently on the counter. “It’s just $100.”

Just $100, like it’s just one Starbucks. Multiply it, and all those “justs” become big expenses.

“Where’s the honor in companies anymore?!”

He makes a good point.

Where is the honor…

  • …in how companies treat their employees or customers.
  • …in how products are made (i.e. cheaper parts for greater profit).
  • …in how things are priced (ever examine your medical bills? Tylenol doesn’t cost that much at the market).
  • …the cost of regulations.

How can this change?

Teaching about value in schools and bringing up a new generation of business owners and CEOs that treat people like something of value. It starts with the little things.

  • …open a door for someone.
  • …be polite.
  • …keep your promises.
  • …pay back your debt.
  • …don’t cheat anyone or cut corners.
  • …stop suing people.

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:29-32