jungle2Maddi Gillel

A religious leader once stated that he feared that by ignoring traditional values in modern life, we are slipping back into the jungle.

That statement has stayed in my mind for years.  I try to visualize what we know about jungle life to what we are seeing in our culture.  As I am out and about my day in the city, I observe many people in the summer and winter, youth and adults, groups and singles. I notice cleavage; highlighted rear ends; vulgar and gross conversation and actions; a language that is fraught with slurs and slang; ‘devil-may-care attitudes; loud, boisterous and obnoxious behavior; and little regard for the comfort and consideration of others.

I want to say something right here and now and get it out of the way.  Cleavage is GROSS!!!!!! It looks like someone’s rear end. I wonder if women who show their cleavage realize that it detracts COMPLETELY from their face.   Hollywood, our nemesis, has glamorized cleavage until our society is on the verge of GAGGING, it is so much ‘in your face.’  Any questions?

I am also tired of bathroom language, encouragement of and laughter over bodily sounds and functions, coarse and vulgar language, and complete cluelessness about how to speak ENGLISH !!!!!  (Profanity and vulgarity are evidence of a weak mind trying to express itself forcefully – anon.)

The way people dress is atrocious !!! I am not formal in my dress and lifestyle, but I think wearing pajamas and slippers to the grocery store, or any other store, is going a bit far.  If you’re that trashy in public, what is possibly and horribly going on at home?

Public affection beyond hand holding, an arm across a shoulder, or a quick peck on the cheek, is GROSS!!!!  Do people who are carrying on in public think that we who are observing it think that they are the only ones who love someone deeply, or who can exhibit passion, or do they think that this somehow makes them Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.  Oh, WOW!!!!!!

Those who are absolutely GLUED to their technology, no matter WHOSE company they are in, are practicing their skills at becoming social RETARDS!!!!!  These might be the same people who think school is for losers, so good bye to probable high school graduation, let alone college or vocational training afterwards, and a JOB following.

The rampant immorality in our society is also atrocious.  Let me see if I can think of an analogy . . . . . . . . . . Oh, here’s one – how about sticking your tongue into every person’s nose you see on the street.  I think that would pretty well sum it up. There are just some things YOU DO NOT DO !!!!! And the one that leads the list is sexual impurity.  Do you know how beautiful/handsome a virtuous woman/man is?  Their eyes sparkle, they walk with the grace of a queen/king, they are confident and happy.   They are beautiful/handsome no matter their looks, because of their virtue.

Illegitimacy – How would you like to be born to an unwed mother, who then probably must work and be away from you all day long, so that means that you’re being tended by strangers.  And then of course, at night, mom has to go out partying/dating.  That sounds like HELL to me.  Oh, you say that’s how you were born, so what’s the big deal?  Seriously, how did you like it and what has your life been like.  Civilized, virtuous people do NOT treat children like that.  They treasure children and nurture them and take very good care of them, which means their mom is fully engaged as well as their dad, who is married to their mom and went to school sufficiently to be able to provide for his family.

So, are we slipping back into the jungle?  Nope, we’re in the middle of it.










  • Gordon
    Posted at 11:05h, 21 December

    Dear Maddi,

    While I essentially agree with your viewpoints, I do find it ironic that in the very post you condemn the inconsiderate behavior in others, you do so a very condemnatory, caustic way yourself. I would be embarrassed to share this post with others because of immature manner you express your opinion (all caps use of the words gross, gagging, retards, etc. with multiple exclamation points is the written equivalent of going out in public in your pajamas…).

    I have enjoyed your posts in the past, and I look forward to your future work. I only share this insight to help you refine your approach. 🙂

    Keep up the good work. Regards,


  • Maddi gillel
    Posted at 12:06h, 21 December

    Toy must at times fight fire with fire and paint a graphic so that others can get a different version of how their behavior affects others. Hearts and Flores have their place, but so does vinegar

  • Anna
    Posted at 13:04h, 21 December


    I would agree with Gordon. The rampant capitalized words, the unnecessary exclamation points and the very childish vocabulary really detracts from your message. I would no sooner recommend this article to my mother than I would one of my Christian friends…or a complete stranger. This is, unfortunately, a showing of how NOT to convince people of your argument.

    I also don’t quite understand your problem with “cleavage”. Women have breasts, they are for sexual enjoyment and/or feeding infants. They are nothing to be ashamed of, ever! While I agree that in most places they should be covered, I’d see absolutely no issue with going to a topless beach or wearing minimal (though obviously tasteful) clothing with close friends or relatives. At some places it is fine/expected to wear a bikini or tank top, at others it is fine/expected to wear a turtleneck, sweater, regular tshirt or even full dress clothes.

    I would make the recommendation to you that you not pay attention to what bothers your sensiblities…or to use it to teach your family what is not appropriate in your mind. You’ll never be able to force people from their (admittedly disturbing) ways, so it’s better to use it as a lesson in manners and politeness.

  • julia
    Posted at 15:19h, 21 December

    Maddi Unleashed – someone had to say it. It was bold and a bit shocking – true – but did you get our attention? Yes. I’m retired from teaching elementary school and am now subbing at the high school. This “jungle” describes most of them – rude, disrespectful, cleavage showing (I’m not offended at cleavage on older, big busted women, but-not appropriate on young girls.), cheating, and when they pass gas they laugh and let everyone know they are the source. I worry about these young kids that will be our leaders in 20 years. When I see this, I think ‘where (what) are their parents!’ I do wish parents would be engaged as you say and “deliberate and diligent” as another UFI blogger stated. Also, I might add – as a teacher on any level, it doesn’t take long to recognize children from a disfunctional, lawless home and those living in a nurturing home with rules and consequences.

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