In everything that we do, every single day, we think, then we act. We think, “what should I wear today?”, then after making a decision, we actually put on what we have decided to wear. There are very few actions we ever take without having a thought before them deciding to do that action; however, quite often we think of something, and never act on it. We think of getting up and helping out a friend or neighbor, but then we never do. We think about getting a head start on studying for a test, but then put it off. We think about taking time out of our day to read and learn of valuable principles, but it just doesn’t happen. Getting up and doing something can be a lot harder than just thinking about doing it. However, without the action being taken, friends and neighbors are left alone and you can never learn anywhere near as much as you could have. If we are constantly thinking about doing good, but never act on those thoughts, then so much is left undone. When we allow ourselves to become lazy, then we allow ourselves to become slaves to those who actually act, even if their actions are wrong. Despite this, Stephen R. Covey once said, “We can act, instead of being acted upon.” Short, yet so powerful and true. We cannot let ourselves be ruled by those who work hard for tyranny, as we sit back and watch it happen. We need to put forth more effort and more action than those who are trying to take our liberty. If we choose to be acted upon, instead of taking action, we will be forced to live our lives in slavery. I encourage you all to take the action necessary to earn back that liberty we have lost.
Yours truly, Publius