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Being Authentic

August 16, 2016 , , , ,

I am hearing the same message from all the books and posts I read these days. In a world that conforms all too easily it is essential to be particularly true to one’s self. My teacher Chris Brogan just hit me this morning with some excellent thoughts on what is lost when one fits in with the crowd these days.  Popularity and authenticity are not the same thing, and sometimes are completely opposed to each other.  Our politics reflect a chaos and lack of discipline that runs through society.  Mob mentality seems to be taking over our thinking in America.

I wonder if we can step back and take individual action to change the crazy status quo in our country.  I wonder if we can stand up for law and order and for justice at the same time.  We have reached a tipping point that demands we be awake and aware of the reality we are creating.  What do you think, gentle reader?  Obviously vote. What else can we do?

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I agree. We have to stop seeing ourselves and others as members of a crowd, because we aren’t. We have to say “I’m me, and no one speaks for me but me,” and be at peace, starting with ourselves and working outward to our familes, our friends, our neighbors, the people we work with, and the people we go to church with. If each of us tried to be right with the people in our lives, the world would be a better place. Politics has torn us apart and played both ends against the middle, and we need to send the politicians a message that they can be replaced, and will be if they continue to try and play us off one another.

Man, I hate election years…

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John Holton

August 16, 2016

Thank you John. That is very well said. The politics have become poisonous.

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Pamela Morse

August 16, 2016

Pam, I think it is possible to stand up for law and order as well as justice….. providing the definitions are extremely clear and the expected – and intended- results are also exceptionally clear in advance. That’s the hard part because law and order is based on actions. Justice is a result…..

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

August 18, 2016

Hi, I just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post on saying yes to Kale and others. I am enjoying my visit to yours. I miss your ‘About’ Page. Most of us have little knowledge of mermaids.

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Tony

August 28, 2016

Thanks a lot for your visit too, Tony. The mermaid reference is to one of the things I have done for a living…teach swimming and water exercise. I think I do have an about page, but it is a little cryptic ..like me.

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Pamela Morse

August 28, 2016

I guess so. It certainly eluded me. Maybe I am losing a step…

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Tony

August 28, 2016

Pamela Morse

August 28, 2016

Thanks Tony, I guess I never made one. Will work on that.

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Pamela Morse

August 28, 2016

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