A piece by “future homeschooler”, Michelle Garris, on the Prattsville Progress’ website wins the week’s award for her attempt to uplift the discourse:
Stop blaming others and start doing something
I’ve been hearing myself and others complain and point fingers for far too long. How many blame their spouse for a troubled or even a mediocre marriage? How many have blamed and continue to blame various levels of our government?
Let’s not forget good ol’ Hollywood. That’s always a favorite target for many. We even blame God for our troubles. Why is our nation so divided? Rich vs. poor, black vs. white, male vs. female, North vs. South, Democrat vs. Republican, spiritual vs. secular, stay-at-home mom vs. working mom, public vs. private education. We tend to think if only “they” got it together. We feel it’s someone else’s responsibility to change or to fix what’s broken.
If you’re not willing to change, then no one else will change. If you’re not willing to sacrifice your time, then no one else will sacrifice his or her time. If you’re not willing to step out of your comfort zone, then why and how do you expect others to take that step?
Thank you Michelle!
Read the entire piece here.