Civility binds us as a society. It denotes respect. It allows us to disagree without being disagreeable. Civility encourages different points of view. This message, which we feel is both timely and relevant, brings home this important concept in a town meeting that is entertaining and instructive.
Man: Well, you're wrong!
Woman: I'm wrong!? You're the one that misrepresented the facts!
Man: I misrepresented the facts? Are you kidding?! Your proposal is ridiculous!
Woman: You have no right to call…
Man: You are the worst example of politics!
Woman: I stand for something!
Man: You flip flop!
Woman: I stand for something!
Man: Flip flopper, flip flopper!
Woman: Your proposal's ludicrous!
Man: My proposal will go exactly the way I say it will.
Woman: Over my dead body!
Girl: I think somebody needs a time out.
Man: I motion, that I be issued the time out.
Woman: Wow, me too.
Man: Yeah, for sure. You should get a time out.
Woman: I apologize.
Man: And I motion that we, uh, I, start showing more respect.
Civility, Pass It On.
That's the power of one.
One grain of sand can turn the tide,
One single spark can light the night.
One simple dream,
One gentle word,
One act of love from someone,
Can start a chain reaction.
It all begins in the heart,
In the power of one.
Well done. I give it a "C" for Civility! (which in my mind is an "A") - TheCPlan.org
The C Plan about 1 month ago from Natick, MA
Awesome video! Out of the mouths of babes! I wish EVERY politician in Washington, DC could see this one!
Carolyn Beville 2 months ago from Matoaca, VA
wow this is so touching and sends a huge message
audrey 5 months ago from killen/tx
and who said we can't learn from our kids. Fantastic commercial.
viki 5 months ago from prince Albert, sk
As my son's young Chemistry teacher told a group of Fairfax parents this week..."I tell my students, there is more to this world than what happens in this room." She wants to hear their views, issues and stories. It's not just about her agenda. She acts with civility and respects her students.
Let's learn from differences and work from what we do agree on.
Carol Davis 5 months ago from Fairfax, VA
I guess you're never too old for a time out. Adults don't know how badly they deserve a time out sometimes.
Joan 6 months ago from Ohio
Brenda 6 months ago from Texas
Wao!!! This video take Us to a everyday's reflection. It is absolutely very instructive. Thanks a lot!!!
Ivelisse 7 months ago from Bronx
Fun commercial, yeah, but when was it made? Looks like it's from 25 years ago. Can't seem to find out. Reason I wondered is because the little girl looks so much like Ariana Clarice Richards did when she was in the 1990 movie Tremors (she was also in Jurrassic Park in 1993). I don't find anything about her having a daughter, thinking that might explain it being a contemporary commercial. I'm surprised no one else before me thought of this yet. I watch late night TV a lot and this commercial was shown again and I can't stop thinking it's very old not new. I just had to looks for info while I was thinking about it, maybe know once and for all. No such luck.
Bobby 7 months ago from Alabama
Wow, do we need to hear more of this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kerry 7 months ago from PA
Well done! What a wonderful way to get across a needed message.
Steve Piscitelli 9 months ago from Atlantic Beach, FL
this is really inspiring to me.
Thank You so much
Zowie McBrayer 10 months ago from Conway South CArolina
you are right. it's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness!
john honold 10 months ago from syracuse ny
Great values, great comments to live your life.
tommy smith 12 months ago from 15maid marion,columbus,mississippi 39705grea
One of the best commercials I have seen in a long time. THANK YOU!
Belinda SZUFLADA 12 months ago from w. SAYVILLE, N.Y
That little girl is a gift to the earth.
Ozzy 12 months ago from nc
Ok I agree with david SMART little girl.
ozzyzombie_ftw 12 months ago from nc
Yes, that is a smart girl!
Cody Smith 12 months ago from 23721
She is a really smart girl!!!
David Nealey 12 months ago from ThomasVille School!
That's one Smart Little Girl
David Nealey 12 months ago from 23721
@elizabeth- it's "Power of One" by Bomshel. Great country duo! Check them out!
Will 12 months ago from Minnesota
Who sings the song in Time out ? Great song and great voice.
elizabeth about 1 year ago from florida
Super commercial ... even though it's obvious that the girl is the daughter of the two combatants. Yet, that makes it even more poignant, and effective. Good Job!
David about 1 year ago from New Orleans
Great great great. Like everything you do. great ad. fantastic. hoora :-)
Michael about 1 year ago from Ohio
This is totally funny, and totally true! The little girl is right.
bree mason about 1 year ago from LA, CA, USA
Learn to be a listener.
Horlla about 1 year ago from Nigeria
tyler r about 1 year ago from just dont worry about it!!!
Wow. What a message.
Kristin about 1 year ago from Pittsburgh pa
Jenn about 1 year ago from Arizona
Rachel Hwang over 1 year ago from Korea
He should say, "I move," not "I motion." That's the way it's said. Otherwise, it's well done and timely.
Bonnie Granat over 1 year ago from Boston, Mass.
You can't live alone-you must live with
grand over 1 year ago from Porter, Oklahoma
Maybe a commercial with two characters arguing after over fender bender auto accident can illustrate how to maintain civility in a heated argument?
Smith over 1 year ago from New York, NY
Love is the most powerful force in existence; it has the capability to transform everything, everyone, and all situations therein if given from the heart in its purest form...and practiced regularly. A secret left and forgotten.
Ellen over 1 year ago from North Carolina
Too often, television shows - even those purporting to be news shows - devolve into this kind of sparring match. I do not watch those shows. If I accidentally surf into one in progress, I quickly press the channel button to move along. Whether or not I agree with the comments, I just can't stand to watch paid professionals bicker like unruly children. There is so much more power to words delivered with a respectful demeanor. It is not necessary to like someone or agree with someone in order to show respect. It is truly sad when someone is unable to express passion without noise and bluster (or rudeness).
Pam over 1 year ago from NC
thanks for producing this. I'll share it with others.
Meg over 1 year ago from Minnesota
From the mouths of babes!
Laura R. over 1 year ago from Westminster, CO
I found myself in a righteous sparring match with a airport police officer like this video.
Shaking with anger, I stopped and took a breath, shifted and apologized to the man. It took him awhile to believe my authentic apology, yet the outcome was he tore up my ticket. Honestly this was not my intention, respect was my intention (no tix was a bonus).
I think less about my rights and more about my responsibilities to mankind now.
Michael S over 1 year ago from Colorado
Ken Hamasaka over 1 year ago from Los Angeles
Congress isn't our only problem when it comes to respect, we all can take a lesson from this and in all that we do in life.
Nancy Vela over 1 year ago from Northwest Ohio
We need more respect in our nation as it relates to politics. I think that most of our congress occaisionally needs a good time out!
Keith over 1 year ago from Virginia
I believe we can be respected if only we will learn how to be calm when we are criticized. Also let us have a gender friendly society.
williams kingsley over 1 year ago from lagos state nigeria
My comment is that you should stand firm as a man.
ifediora ifeanyi over 1 year ago from anambra state