Lessons From The Election – Get Skin In The Game

Lessons From The Election – Get Skin In The Game

Thankfully the shitshow that was the 2016 American Presidential Election has ended. While the results are unexpected and, to many, disappointing, many things have become clear. One major thing is that there is an entire generation that, while heavily invested in the outcome, weren't up to putting some skin in the game. Our society has reached a point where slacktivism has replaced actual activism, actual action, in effecting change in the world. Too many people are protesting without organizing, without being dedicated to the long term effort it takes to bring about change. Our society wants things to happen quickly.... 7 minute Abs, point/click/make a gagillion dollars...but lacks the discipline to put forth continuous effort day in and day out. As the old saying goes: [Tweet theme="tweet-box-normal-blue"]If it's important, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse.[/Tweet] I heard too many excuses from people who wanted a certain outcome for the election but were 'too busy' to put their shoe leather to pavement. The...
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It’s Not Locker Room Talk, Donald

It’s Not Locker Room Talk, Donald

I've been in a locker room once or twice in my life and I can honestly say I've never, EVER, heard men talk about women the way Donald Trump did. In fact, the only time I've heard a man say anything like that, it was immediately met with loud and vocal condemnation. Yet, here we are, living in a society where talking about sexually assaulting women is brushed aside as 'that's just what men do'. Wrong. Men speak of women with respect and they teach their sons to speak with respect. They stand in the breech to defend and protect the women in their lives. All politics aside, in the end it comes down to character. There's a scripture passage that says: [Tweet theme="tweet-box-shadow"]Out of an abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks[/Tweet] Character is who you are when you think nobody is watching. The excuse that it was a "private conversation" speaks to the character, more precisely the lack of character, of the one saying these words.   Men, your sons...
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