Ed Schipul via Compfight This is a short post about commitment and how it is the fuel for achievement. In 2012, I started writing the story of my adventures in Africa as a series of blog posts in the Memorable Moments category on this blog. Over the…
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Whether they then spend the same, more or less time watching non-broadcast TV I do not know, but the point is that they are exercising a choice.
Secondly, small live music jams are well attended with rarely a cell phone, tablet or lap top to be seen. At the one I play (badly) at each Friday, people even talk to one another between the songs.
Thirdly, I think the pendulum will swing back to common sense and a (perhaps partial) return to the basic values that made Western societies great. Sadly I fear the swing may not be complete in my lifetime.
I speak a fair bit outside of Toastmasters, always trying to inspire people using stories from my life. You are absolutely correct that speaking from the heart makes the connection and moves people.
Toastmasters training and experience helps us do it better.
And I'm sick of the vilification of "them" whether gays, Christians, the President, etc. A lack of respect. Anyone is entitled to their opinion but that entitlement comes with the responsibility to respect others' opinions as well.
I'm reminded of a story about a famous Nazi death camp survivor (I forget who, perhaps Eli Weisel). A group of neo-Nazis applied for a permit to march in the town this man lived in. Townspeople wanted to reject the permit so they asked this man to speak for their cause, to prevent these neo-Nazis from marching.
He refused to help, saying, "I abhor what they stand for and say but I will fight to the death their right to say it."
The Nazis had taken away his freedom and to do the same to these neo-Nazis would put him at the same level, which he refused to do.
I've tried to model my viewpoints and actions on this man.
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