Letter: Incessant moralizing helps no one

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To the editor:

It never ceases to amaze me how many incessant letters to the editor are submitted by those who question, judge and harp on the morality of everyone and everything in or out of their view.

Do the writers question their own morality or self-awareness before putting pen to paper? Do they question their own worth to society, or do they just have an inflated sense of self? Are their rants on morality submitted to foster their own personal agenda or ego? Have they been approved by some morality board of overseers?

One of the recent letters from the morality police ("A gentleman and a small man are on the ballot") was printed in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 9. By referencing Confucius, the writer infers to the reader that the writer understands and has mastered morality. It seems the writer would be all too happy to teach the rest of us.

If this writer or any other wants to wax morally philosophic, then perhaps they should reflect on the proverb "those who live in glass houses should not throw stones." One way or another, don't we all live in glass houses?

And in case you're wondering, I don't support President Trump.

Mike Sweener,

Pittsfield

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