We’re Better Than This

In the US, we like to think “we are better than this” yet our behaviors are still very destructive.
Or, this is EXACTLY who we are.

Your words matter.

I’ve been hearing this phrase, “We’re better than this.” a lot lately and especially after catastrophic events such as murder, mass murder, acts of racism and prejudice, social injustice, even a child who gets a low grade on a test, and a lot more.

Here’s my issue with this phrase and why the words we choose matter.