There are floods, wildfires, tornadoes, Ghaddfi, hackers, foreclosures and Bristol Palin.
Now, with everything going on why would I spend time addressing a twenty year old single mother of a toddler?
BECAUSE: she is a perfect example of what lack of accountability looks like. BECAUSE she gets lots of media attention. BECAUSE she is a great example of a part of a generation that will eventually take over this complex planet and we need stronger, more effective folks than we have been.
Here’s the skinny: Bristol Palin has no idea what real honest “ownership” of her life means. I must admit that I could feel my temperature rise when I was checking the news and there was a blurb that she feels her virginity was stolen from her.
Huh, was she raped? Was there incest? No! She had sex when she claims to have passed out from too many wine coolers.
Good God! Who forced her to drink all that alcohol? Who forced her to be with her then boyfriend?
Well what can you expect in a culture where we had a President of the country who blatantly stared an entire nation in the eyes of the television and said “I never had sexual relations (or did he say intercourse?) with that woman? “
He was splitting hairs and of course we all now know about that famous blue dress that “that woman” Monica Lewinsky saved as her memento of her time in the oval office.
Well, at least Rod Blagojevich was found guilty and will get his “time out” for many years to come.
When we will ever learn that we are meant to be agents of truth and if we slip and fall, at least be accountable for our actions?
Sylvia, you have hit the nail on the head here. People need to allow themselves to be held accountable for their actions, rather than placing the blame on other people or factors that don’t really matter at the end of the day. Life is ALL about conscious choices. It’s like my dad always used to say when someone would blame their actions on being drunk – “You were sober when you started drinking, weren’t you?”