Posted on | December 18, 2012 | 19 Comments
Joe Fein has an important post up about dealing with existential issues. Go read/comment/link.
Americans come in all manner of shades, sizes and ideals.
One of the first lessons I learned in NYC was not to stereotype anyone.
All I can hope for is that we are treated as individuals, not as a group.
If I may offer a positive, non-prescriptive observation, I’ve never heard of a major atrocity committed by someone who:
- Got decent rest,
- Took exercise,
- Ate reasonably, and
- Was active in some community of faith.
The possible exception that comes to mind is Charles C. Roberts, but even the extreme case gets at my point: be engaged. The well-reflected life is not lived passively, disconnected from those in the immediate vicinity*. The social and political order of the country depends upon Americans NOT being sheep. Progressivism wants to build some Orwellian/Huxlian paradise, where Statism supersedes the Judeo-Christian emphasis upon the individual/family as the unit of societal analysis.
The struggle to be who we are and carry out or individual destinies is really where life is located, at least from a temporal sense. So be about that. Sorry, I can’t pull a “Just do what I did.” My own path was unique to an introverted Navy brat. Though, to divulge a secret, taking a prayerful read through the Bible was life-changing. Especially Ecclesiastes, for whatever odd reason.
The alternative is to permit these political creeps to sell your liberty short on the market for political power, and then use that power to beat you down.
Fight the good fight, Joe.
*Significant medical barrier notwithstanding, obviously.