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Conservative Values

Trigger warning I am not a conservative person myself but I have seen the decline of conservative values. What I mean is this is the party that abolished slavery and many of these descendents went on to be champions great athletes or performers. It was a party of free markets, free speech, free thought, tough but fair love, agree to disagree and competition to sharpen eachother. Now the party is the party of sexual assaults, corporate welfare, anticompetitive monoplies, a facade o

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*Sensitive topic* Venting

In the U.S. we have a president that mocks and attacks the free press. He speaks graciously to a North Korea dictator who brought that boy Otto Warmbier back in a frankenstein like state. A bone spur draft dodger who mocks gold star families, calls generals dope and babies and writes off traumatic brain injuries. If all that was not bad enough he cuts hurricane funding in the midst of hurricane season and picks on autistic children Greta. He claims to protect safety nets and retirement for

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Afflictions

Afflictions are horrible and sometimes when you reach your breaking point your true character shows. I would prefer people to thrive being happy. I am talking about using afflictions to our advantage. When I am afflicted, that sadness, that anger, the passion I have I can turn it into art, in self expression. I can take something horrible and turn it into something better. People who do this are the kind of people that speak to me and resonate with me. When you have these feelings, tak

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Patience

Something that I have struggled with and I believe is common for many is patience. I observe this when people are driving who want to drive very fast even to pass others in oncoming traffic lanes or motorcycles weaving through. However, while it may seem we save time by forgoing patience and we get our results quicker it is not without risk and cost. For example skipping education to go straight to a job may seem desirable but they may have less future opportunities without the degree. Perh

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Anger

Anger is a powerful emotion and something I often think about. Why do we get angry? I believe we become angry when we percieve something to be an injustice, anger seems to be the natural emotion that flows from this. When mastered anger can be a powerful way to confront injustice but used incorrectly it can have devastating consequences. From my studies I found a proverb 16.32 "Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city." In the midst o

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