Sunday, September 7, 2014

What’s Wrong With Believing You Are Powerless?

Before we get into answering this question, let’s give due respect to what is right about believing you are powerless?

What’s right is as well said in the “Serenity Prayer” of Twelve Step reasoning as anywhere.

You are not “all powerful.” There is a being that is “all powerful” and make no mistake it is not you!

Anastasia, The
Super Sleuth 
says --
Now for the part that is, however about you.

Looking back, again, to the words of the Serenity Prayer – “the courage to change the things I can…”, let’s look at what’s wrong about anyone in this United States of America’s believing they are powerless when it comes to contributing to the changes this country needs in order to overcome its present problems in society and politics.

Five Things That Are Wrong About Believing You Are Powerless To Help Change America’s Present Societal and Political Problems
  1. Time wasted in complaining about what the “others” (i.e. politicians and big money folks) are doing or not doing about our current problems;
  2. Time wasted feeling helpless and discouraged about our current problems;
  3. Time wasted being passive regarding what you could and should do to foster change, day-by-day in little ways. Like helping an elderly person cross a street;
  4. Time wasted ignoring your neighbors rather than building meaningful connections with them (i.e. Ask yourself, who is going to be most available in times of need such as a tornado or earthquake, if it is not your neighbor?)
  5. Time wasted, allowing others to pick up the endless responsibilities of needed volunteerism that lies on the base of “all for one and one for all.”
  • I have lots more to say on this topic. I've only just begun;
  • Your participation in our Possible Human, Possible Society Study (if you are in it) has taught me reams and reams about “what’s wrong about believing you are powerless” and more.
  • While I am attempting to get it out – remember this old saying?

“All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.”

This is as true today as it ever was!

If you are not actively a part of the solution, you are an active part of the problem.

To participate in the Possible Human, Possible Society Study, contact Anastasia at:

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