The View From 1776

The Best New Year’s Resolution

John Lawrence’s December 26, 2005, posting, at his blog Conservative Joe is, in effect, one of the best New Year’s resolutions I’ve ever seen.

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  1. Yes, and here, a year later, Mr. Lawrence is more right than ever.

    Too often we are waiting for someone else to start the Good ball rolling instead of exercising our True Believer, human, and American power of choice and responsibility to produce the desireable effect.

    The younger seasons of life manifest an unspoken rationale for the lack of courtesy. Such behavior demonstrates a point of view that courtesy is a sign of weakness; bad manners means you are strong.

    What they do not recognize is that it is a public confession of youthful ignorance and of low self-value not weakness and strength. Since confidence and respect for self and others are grown in human experience and time, we all recognize having passed through similar periods of lack in previous times. Getting over an inferiority complex is a primary solution for youthful error and a gift to our fellow-humans.

    Every human being is a rare and unique person. A 'one-of-a-kind' in the history of the planet. The Creator has given each one a value they can never give themselves. Accepting His definition of our value would solve every problem between individuals. He is worthy - and so are you. Courtesy will help others to know their own worthiness. Thank you, Mr. Lawrence!

    Happy New 2006! Make it count!
    Posted by Choicemaker  on  01/02  at  09:55 AM
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