Being Nice

Recently the movie “Grease” came on the movie channel on the satellite. I remember when it came out, just loving the music and of course falling for the romance in the movie.

However, the time has changed me, and as I started to watch the movie, I realized something I had missed all along.


On the first day of school at Rydell High School, the “bad-boys” are seen knocking the books out of the smart boy’s hands, lifting the skirt of the smart cheer-leader and basically doing things that I would consider bullying to other kids. Also, Sandy wasn’t considered good enough because she was a nice girl. What’s up with that?

I think today they would be called on their bad behavior, but who knows. I think so much of what happens in schools in the USA happens and no one is accountable.

I know of many young mothers and fathers who are doing it right. (You know who you are!) You are teaching your kids to be respectful of their peers. You are teaching them that we are not all made alike, and that is okay. Rejoice in the differences! Vive La Différence!

I watch my granddaughter and her friends and I see the kindness which they show to one another. Kindness is a strength people, not a weakness.

Anyway, after a while, I turned off “Grease” and watched something else. I think from now on, I will listen to the CD of the music from “Grease” and just not watch the story.

One thought on “Being Nice”

  1. I remembered the movie fondly until a few years ago when I tried to watch it again. It did not hold up well and like you, I turned it off. I was just bored with it.

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