When you don’t know what you believe in, everything becomes an argument. Everything is debatable. But when you stand for something, decisions are obvious.
Standing for something goes beyond writing it down, talking about i, successfully doing it once, or even winning a Nobel Peace Prize. Your main concern is are you living it?
From Yes To Life by Viktor Frankl, he often began his talk by decrying the negative propaganda that had destroyed any sense of meaning, human ethics, and the value of life. As a Holocaust survival, he knew well that the Nazis had honed their propaganda skills to a high level. But the kind of civics lesson that taught how to spot such distortions of truth is long gone.
We have lost our vigilance - everything becomes relative.
What’s that one greatest thing you remember being taught to you when you were younger? Have you let that slip away, too?