(photo: when one season ends, another begins, so they say)
- Are we independent midlife heretics?
- Are we desiring independence from the Herd, status quo?
- Could there be such a thing as a midlife Independence day?
Yes, yes, and yes.
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. – Mark Twain
Many critics, few patriots.
The cost of midlife personal responsibility is high.
The price of freedom in achieving it – priceless.
No one is going to climb our mountain for us.
I miss the heretic in me. Please come back, and forgive me for thinking you were causing problems. Up for a reunion tour?
What do we gain when we are fired up to make a ruckus?
The other day I overheard a lunch conversation about how sick people are of hearing from their employers (for the past decade), “You are lucky to have a job!”
It’s true. People are sick of it.
It’s true. The employers are right.
Be the last to lose a contagiously positive attitude, and be the first to regain it.
Things will eventually get better.
Meanwhile, I’d like to offer a 3rd option.
Never lose it and continue to be the change you wish to see in others.
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