Saturday, November 10, 2012

A New Beginning

I have a very dear friend who was talking to me about herself and her husband.  She said that she said to her would be husband, "you are socially awkward!"  and the man replied, "so what's wrong with being socially awkward?"  and that gave her pause.

I saw this very interesting video by Bill Whittle. Here it is...

It was inspiring for me in many ways, but there was a few points I wanted to make.

There are certain segments of the American population that actually have felt being very cold or very hot; who have been in real danger, even killed. etc.

Drug addicts, people living under the poverty level (true its not like Thailand), gays, disenfranchised people --they have been hurt, they have felt danger.

However, the problem occurs when these people think that their "problems" are unfixable. As if there is no way around their situation.

Its like a race and some people are starting far back away from the start line while others are at the start line.   For those way behind the start line, if they can understand that they can still be "virtuous" and that there is just a few other steps to take, I think it would make a world of difference.  If they saw their "labels" as just that, "labels" without emotions attached to it, I think it would make a difference. Or, if they could illiminate their labels altogether and begin to work towards their goals, their idea of success --that too would make a world of difference and encourage them to become "vituous" people.

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