Learning right from … inappropriate
- By: Carl Morris
I suspect that the age at which the concept of “appropriateness” is introduced may be getting younger.
Perhaps its just me, or have “appropriate” and “inappropriate” become catch all terms for the new millennium? Once these terms were reserved for use by academics, but now it seems that everyones using them: teachers, market researchers, even sports commentators. No one, nowadays, is just plain wrong.
Dont take this the wrong … I mean in a manner not appropriate to my intention. I see the point of “appropriateness”: it avoids all the moral judgment of right and wrong and acknowledges that our words and actions are meaningful only in their context. After all, it is considered completely appropriate for a doctor to ask a patient to undress, but if the request were reversed the same would not be true.
It is because I see the point of using the word “appropriate” that