Principles Are Important!
Principles are essential; we rarely talk about them and frequently don't have any or can't articulate them; WHY? First, they expose our soft side or underbelly, making us feel vulnerable. But not everybody. Take, for example, my cousin Bryon.
He posted the following on Facebook some time ago:
"When you abandon your principles and fail to stand up for what you know is right, you become part of the problem.
When you hold power and only act if it is in your best interest, you enable the problem. Finally, when you create an environment that fosters suppression, enslaves free thought, and lacks unilateral justice for all, you are the root of the problem."
These words hit me hard as you can apply them to just about any situation. Many who read this will want to use them with our political leaders. That isn't what I will do as I focus on individual thinking, attitudes, and behavior. However, this thought should never be limited to politics as it is more important in our family and social life.
Bryon has been posting on Facebook for some time and frequently says, " I am who I am. Take me or leave me! And I know this scares people, especially those who read the book cover and never the book.
Bryon is facing severe health issues, life, and death type. He's surrounding himself with the best medical care he can, with no promises about the future. One of his conversations with his doctor just before surgery went like this: Bryon; hey Doc, do you think I can play the piano after surgery? The doctor asked: can you play the piano now? Bryon: I've got the right guy.
And just a few days ago, he said: I never want you to wonder what I think when I talk to you!
I'm dedicating this post to Bryon, my NEW HERO for life.
Please pause and give Bryon your love if you have or know anyone with higher power connections. He is one of the most principled persons I know, worthy of being around for a long time, tormenting the world with his logic and funky humor.
Godspeed, Bryon, may your wit and charm brighten many a day!
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