Our Youth Are Asking Question, Are We Able To Engage

I found myself speaking with some young adults the other day. The conversation was about America’s beloved 4th of July. It is a special day for me as it is Miriams’, my wife’s birthday.

The conversation was about the seemingly challenged views expressed across all manner of social media. Nothing new to me, for as a reader this Yin and Yang of ideological fervor is nothing new. Sir Walter Raleigh, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela all fought for the civil liberty of all. The young minds expressed outrage as to the seemingly counter perspectives of law enforcement, our three arms of Federal oversight and balance that certainly do not work, and along with the indifference among groups of people. One young mind expressed it as pathetically removed!

My only response was to quote, Friedrich Nietzsche, …” the individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. ”

Communication takes time…we need to invest at this time!


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