The tweet above from Miles Suter reared its head on my timeline yesterday, and I thought it'd be a good idea to share it here with you freaks today. Especially considering some of the topics that were covered in the rag this week.
Doing the right thing is something that is very undervalued in our modern society. The right thing isn't always the easiest thing and we live in a culture that craves easy. This has led to a society filled with individuals who like to allocate blame to others.
"Woe is me. I'm in this position because of someone else's actions. This wouldn't have happened to me had person x not done y."
This mentality is leading to a chaotic discourse around the globe in which individuals are turning to politicians and bureaucrats to solve problems that were created by the political and bureaucratic class in the first place. If people want true change in this world, they have to start living it. They have to start embodying the change they want to see in the world. They have to do the right thing. The right thing may be harder than the easy thing, but the reward is worth it. You bring about the reality you are seeking through action. And everyone is better off for it.
Doing the right thing consistently begins to rub off on those who surround you, and they - having seen your consistency - may begin to start consistently doing the right thing themselves. Creating a flywheel of self actualization that is desperately needed in our modern world that is filled with vapid despair.
If you are sitting there looking out at a world that you do not like, begin acting in a way that starts to bend the universe in a better direction. Do not wait for others to do it for you. No one is coming to save you. That would be the easy way out.
Barefoot is the way to go.
Enjoy your weekend, freaks.