I was recently reminded of the movie “Collateral” starring Tom Cruise (as Vince) and Jamie Foxx (as Max) that was released in 2004 AD.
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…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men… —Declaration of Independence
A great emphasis is being placed on the self. Self-help, self-esteem, self-consciousness, self-awareness, self-reliance, self-confidence, self-respect, self-realization, getting to know ourselves. Self-help: In such an ungiving world no one will help us. In our attempt at self-help we shouldhelp ourselves to whatever we want.Self-esteem: Who is worthier than we to be regarded with respect, to …
When a comment such as they’re trying to do the right thing is made a couple of things instantly come to mind: trying is not necessarily doing and the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I have found myself discussing an upcoming marriage and commenting about how the couple was shacking up and …
Is America as a whole really interested in diversity? We certainly claim to be since we are, after all, the world’s melting pot. But has the melting pot begun to coagulate its contents into an indiscernible mass? Celebrating diversity seems to be taking on an unviable form.
Ironically, it is from personal experience that I learned that personal experience and feelings are not the standard by which all things are to be judged. They are not to be relied on to define our worldview, and not the things that we should depend on for our eternal destiny.
Not Doing so Would Shut the Courts Down