The last few days in Texas, I had the chance to meet several FB and blog friends. Some of them were in their 50’s and 60’s. These folks have great wisdom and know the way things really are. However, some of them (you) need to be coaxed out to play. There’s too much at stake for the people who know better to be on the sidelines observing or pining away in passivity.
It’s too easy to criticize, find fault, rail against what you think is wrong, and lob bombs of disapproval from the sidelines. Make a personal investment in being the alternative. It’s not that difficult to see what people are against. I just can’t figure out what they are for.
It doesn’t take long for one to see that the institutions of religion, government, and education often add up to about the same thing. The cure starts with people deciding to think for themselves. Step back and take a good look at things. Why are we doing this? Because its just been this way for so long? Because some “expert” said it’s supposed to be this way? When are you going to wake up, and start questioning the way things are? When are you going to start listening to and trusting that still small voice within? It’s going to put you at odds with the way things currently are. When you start feeling the tension of this, you know you are in the right place.