Life is comprised of opportunities to create teachable moments if we are intentionally looking for them. This is extremely important if we are parents and/or leaders in other organizations. Now I will start off by admitting I am not impressed by Colin Kaepernick and I do not agree with his recent decision to disrespect our nation’s service men and women by sitting during out National Anthem before his NFL games. It is unfortunate. I am however also disappointed in how so many of my friends whom I agree with have decided to respond to his decision to protest social injustice in this manner.
Are you a concerned American? Do you believe November 2016 will be one of the most important elections of all time? Do you see America is at a critical decision point where if we do not elect the right president or pass the right laws it could set us down a path we may never recover from? Have you identified who the right candidate is? Do you know what the right sides are of the most important issues? Do you feel compelled to tell others what are the right ways to vote and why? When someone shares an opposing view to yours do you fulfill your obligation to correct that poor misled fool as to what is the right path or who is the right candidate?
If you answered yes to these questions may I offer you some helpful advice?
Did you know that EVERY important decision in America is made by 545 individuals? There are 316 Million Americans and essentially every aspect of our lives is impacted and controlled by 545 individuals who have been given the power to set, interpret, and enforce the laws of our land? There is one President, nine Supreme Court Justices, 100 Senators, and 435 Representatives. They are directly responsible for the direction our country heads day by day, week by week, and year by year. For me that is a scary thought that so few people have been entrusted with so much power to directly impact mine and my family’s lives.