Who’s getting the better bargain in this democracy of ours, the power brokers or the common folks like you and me? Well let’s see. On the one hand, it’s sad to know that you go to bed at night thinking that you sleep under the blanket of privileges a democracy promises, and rest under the constitutional protection that you think a bill of rights can give you. Then you wake up the next morning to realize that much of what you once thought was true now turns out to be a compromised political illusion that remains ill-defined and lingers uncertain for many of us that once depended on those
Sports used to involve the simple love of the game; today, it’s a high stakes, high-stressed business that consumes every morsel of financial interest that stands in the way of club owners and financiers that bankroll them into successful seasons year after year. But in a way, it’s really a question of values: what do you value? A future, I’m sure, but what kind? Will it be a kind to be short-lived, racked with injury, arthritis, and mental lapses of inadequacies that carry you with a lifetime pension, or will it be the turtle in the race with the hare, which won that race with fulfillme
Manners do matter, but I’m afraid it’s not really for everyone. The arrogant as with the stubborn, the hypocrite as with the deceitful, all stupid people will never come full circle in their lives to ever appreciate the value of manners consistently. Having said this, does this point then present a class division of some sort? Is this discernment establishing some kind of social discrimination or classification? Perhaps: a debatable point to discuss over dinner, maybe. But more important, however, is the fact that society will always breed these ill-bred people like weeds in a garden,
What is it about war that for some, bring out the most extraordinary quality in people from the most ordinary of men? General Thomas Jackson: religious by birth, spiritual by choice, and faithful by conviction, how is it that a man of such humble beginnings could know how to use the darkness of war as a means of emerging as a representation for men to follow? Jackson brought us to understand that there can be a clarity to conflict and a devotion to courage and principle – the very stuff that people look for in the folklore often found among heroes – which is nothing less than extraordinar
Why do we need spirituality? Why do we need the air to breathe? Without it, we die. Being spiritual allows you to see what so many faithless ones have been denied to experience. Many of us are so caught up in the ignorance of our arrogance that it disallows people from achieving a greater and more fulfilling view of ourselves through the actions of our faith. Always remember, the matters of the heart are more important than the issues of the mind. The more you think about your existence, the more your arrogance is attempting to rationalize God. Instead, let the sentiments of the hear
Love is misunderstood constantly for lust, infatuations, companionship, dependence, insecurities, and many other psychological maladjustments that plague the human mind. But love is not about the mind; it’s not even from the heart but rather, love originates from the very foundation of the soul, which rises to illuminate the heart to reach toward others and share the care with one another. For many, that’s too hard to do; for others, too risky; and still others, well, they don’t even bother to think about it.
Someone in the neighborhood has just come back from protecting you in a fight, and after having him take a couple of hard knocks for you, you then decide to ignore him and put him aside for a while, but only until you need him again to protect you, but by that time he’ll be too old to fight as hard as he use to, when he was young. This is what veterans do. And just as they looked out for you as soldiers, now you must look out for them as veterans.
Leadership is an outgrowth that comes from a principled person, who is usually appreciated publicly by the very same people that have come to embrace his new morality of their country, which, in turn, makes them feel good about who it is that leads them. Politicians come and go but good leaders, as well as bad, seem to come along in the most pointed and interesting periods of time, but regardless of the issues that surround, people always like to rally behind the leader with a message, a plan, and an outcome of hope. Simplicity in a leader and sincerity in his message will carry the seeds
Rand Paul’s filibuster a few days ago was a symptomatic expression of something much larger and much more alarming than just a 13 hour rant. It’s a message that’s bleeding, and no one is attending the wounds of the nation. America is in a dire and confused state, because it has no leadership of the kind necessary to pull people together and harness the strength and resources of what we are as a force to rebuild our priorities.
Listen to my show, and only then will you know the value of language through the kind of communication we all have with one another. Language is a beautiful form of expression, but it can also be just as much provocative and conflictive as it can be peaceful: it’s our choice to do with it what we think is best. But if language is our predominant form of communication, that is, the one form or method we use the most to communicate, then why do we continue to have so much trouble with it? Why do we have so many problems communicating ideas and messages to one another? Is it a lack of voca