There is a lot of discussion about norms in today’s media. it is important for every citizen to make a decision about what is acceptable behavior and words in public. We do not respect behavior from adults telling others to act in one way and then model different behavior. Norms are behaviors that are typical and expected in a society. We are all responsible to model what we expect, and to treat others the way that we expect to be treated. Part of a citizen’s responsibility is to create societal conditions (and select leadership) that affirm the values and behaviors that we expect and want to pass on.