The level of respect you have for yourself directly affects the decisions you make. And frankly, I don’t think that people respect themselves enough. They’d rather ignore our nation’s problems, or consume them like entertainment through cable news, than actually get off their ass and make a difference. They think they’re so small and meaningless compared to some politician or talk show host that they stop taking pride in their own lives.
They’re so fast to transfer their personal responsibility to the government, or to a party they think is bigger or more powerful than they are individually. Every time something bad happens, they want solutions – so they cry to Washington to come save the day. Then these same people act surprised when the government’s solution is taking away their freedom.