Our biggest responsibility is proper self-management and control.
Leading ourselves is our number one duty.
Yet, managing and leading others is so much easier.
Focusing on others is easy, fixing ourselves takes work.
Our biggest task is also our most difficult.
Purpose and meaning are created and then sustained in responsibility.
Relationships are the result and the reason.
Do not use relationships as a way to get a result.
Wanting to do wrong to another is a violation of human integrity.
Doing wrong to another is a violation of humanity.
Awareness is the foundation of understanding.
Most human-to-human problems are solved when both sides are willing to sincerely ask themselves these three questions:
- “How am I wrong?”
- “What am I missing?”
- “Is there a different and better way to look at this?”
If these questions are approached with humility, all misunderstandings, contentions, and conflict will be overcome.
Even better, if situations are entered with this mindset then the challenges are usually avoided.
All learning is valuable.
Learning internalized becomes knowledge.
Learning organized becomes usable.
Learning applied becomes wisdom.
Learning shared becomes eternal.
Correcting others shows you care enough to help them not be wrong.
Apathy is a sign you stopped caring.
People who cannot be corrected cannot be helped.
People who cannot be corrected cannot help.
People who get angry when corrected are always wrong.
Most problems today are a result of disappearing ethics. Once the meaning of virtues change, then ethics do not exist. If integrity can be altered and adjusted to match desire, rather than changing our desire to match the principle, then ethics do not exist.
Honor is how well and in what manner we fulfill our social contract. It is our individual identity that is tied to social belonging, service, acceptance, and integrity. Our actions determine the honor we earn.
On Christmas, we honor Christ because of who He is and what He did. He fulfilled His social contract, His eternal contract.