by Garrett O’Brien, originally published 30-July-2016
Just What Are You Pretending Not to Know?
Have you become a member of the global as well as the local society that
prides itself in opinions that carry no intrinsic value?
listens with your eyes and immediately puts value on limited content?
believes in self-assertion is a truth?
believes your beliefs are truths?
is robust in seeking out like-minded so as not to feel alone?
Have you abandoned
seeking wisdom almost entirely?
learning the art of truly debating?
learning how to listen with our heart?
seeking the context as well as the content of a situation?
seeking voices that challenge you to think?
raising heroes, that make you look at good and great character?
any sense and insight of wisdom that surpasses all knowledge?
developing a true character that knows it is better to be alone than belonging to a crowd that is oh so very wrong on so many levels?
Have you replaced character with
seeking voices that agree with your feelings?
raising heroes, that make you laugh at the weaknesses of others incapable of defending themselves?
searching for counsel that lacks any sense as well as insight and who dwells within the limits of knowledge?
Way Beyond Time to Get Back to Basics
What is most important today anywhere in the world is the restoration of individual character, first and foremost.
Character remains focused on everything listed above as abandoned…
Daily, you should be taking the time to step aside from everything and reflect not on everything that is happening to your family, your community, to America but on what you can do for yourself, your family, your community, for America…
Without the building and retention of character any community, any nation, will fail to sustain what is most necessary to keep it alive for the next generation never mind the next century.
Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. ~ John F Kennedy
The first thing to remember if you focused on building character is the guilty are always the least affected by their actions and especially their words — are you part of the problem? or resolved to become part of the solution?
Discover the difference between religion and faith — they are as different as night and day, one will behold you to a doctrine, the other to a relationship with Your Maker.
Come to terms with changes that need to be made to make a difference — and start with yourself first. Change NEVER works very well from the outside in, but always builds upon itself from the inside out.
Focus on 3 things to implement change internally…
Qualify and verify the voices you are listening to — do they build? are they focused on your future? Avoid those that don’t unless you are seeking an assessment…
Reassess who you consider a hero or heroes — what are they really promoting?
Qualify and verify those whose counsel you pursue — what is their record? Who do they listen to? Who do they consider a hero?
Change these 3 things and you will not recognize your past in short order…
You can’t save anything nor change anyone until you change first — and right now, the character level in your family, your community, in our country, and in many countries, is depending on this one change.
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About Garrett OBrien
Garrett is the owner of DecisiveLiberty.News. Formerly a Liberal then a Republican, Garrett has seen political parties by default look out for themselves and not the people. Garrett now focuses specifically on our Constitution as it is written. He uses Decisive Liberty as a platform to provide a voice to those that believe neither political party are protecting our Constitution nor our Rights to their fullest as our Founding Fathers wrote them in the First 10 Amendments. For the moment, Garrett resides in Brazil with his wife.