"A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls."
Robert Johnson wrote an excellent piece yesterday A Break From Politics on the Midnight Freemasons yesterday that I'd like to mirror here. It's always great after a contentious election, when all the television ads are gone, the robocalls stop, the yard signs start coming down, and all the nasty bickering back and forth on social media ends for a brief moment as we figure out what the election meant.
Perhaps this is a good time to take a step back and look at the world we're living in--most especially how we as individuals interact with it. We often complain about our society and our culture, but we don't do anything about it. Our culture is an amalgamation of all its individuals, and if we want to change the culture, we have to start with the individuals that make up that society. And that starts with what each of us decide what to do every day. If we can't control our own actions, is it any wonder that we as a society won't be able to either?
I've taken some time lately to look at how I interact with the world, and also the influences on my daily life--the information and the influences I invite into my brain on a daily basis. If you take the time to do this, I think you'll find that it is telling. You may not like the pattern you see in yourself--and that's where it must begin. If you don't reflect the values you believe in, then you don't really believe them.
I hope you'll take a little time and reflect on that.
~Todd E. Creason, 33°