It requires more than just voting in order to practice informed citizenship. You
cannot only tune-in every 2-4 years and hope that you’ll have more than a narrow understanding of the issues.
The world is complex and deferring your civic responsibility to others isn’t going to make you satisfied with the actions of the government.
You might not be a bad citizen if this is what you choose to do, but you won’t be an informed citizen.
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In a politically charged environment, remaining silent can be just as politically volatile as voicing an opinion. Therefore, it is better to stand and be counted rather than hide behind silence.
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We often have to mingle with people who share common interests but who may not be the most agreeable to us or to our sensibilities.
However, some people are toxic in nature and those who support them and continue to mingle with them often times become toxic by association.
Toxicity should never be something we feel obliged to ingest.
Many people seem to think that it is being immature to distance one’s self from toxic personalities and toxic behaviors.
The real immaturity is found in those who make excuses for the toxic.
We should remember that it takes very little poison to ruin the well from which we all drink. Therefore, we all need to be conscientious stewards of the well.
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It takes courage and it takes perseverance to make a change – and many more hard-fought battles after the first has ended.
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Levity at the expense of another person’s feelings is still bullying. Especially when that levity depreciates the value of those feelings.
When levity is generated with the full understanding that someone else is hurting, then the levity is grossly inappropriate and unkind. Levity created in a vacuum of unawareness may be less inappropriate and less unkind, but it’s not less hurtful.
We may not always avoid hurting others, but should we not at least try to limit doing harm?
In our imperfect state, we all make mistakes and we all find ourselves guilty of less-than-kind behavior or speech, but we do not need to revel in our imperfection.
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Condescension or levity when addressing someone’s fear or anger makes you the bully in the room.
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In order to learn from the past, we must see it for what it is, not for what we long for it to be.