I will try VERY hard not to be a downer..
What is the matter with people in the world. Why is everyone so afraid to stand up for what they believe in?
It isn't easy, making a stand. You usually make some enemies, people that are on a different wavelength than you, or just prefer things of a different order.
It happens with your children, sometimes they are involved with things or people that are a danger to their well being. As a parent it is your responsibility to steer them away. I have time and again. Told my kids "I love you enough for you to hate me". Your kids well they love you again, eventually.
Family members that are mean to others, put up your hand and say "enough".
Friends that have been beat down by their partners, help them up and to get stronger.
So why is it that most people take the easy way out?
Turn their back?
Say nothing, or just a little?
You don't have to be a jerk, but we should all care more for the people God put in our lives.
He gave us two legs, and a free thinking mind, stand-up and quit being a door mat.