“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.” Albert Einstein
When I saw this quote, I began to think of how we thought and are thinking today. What were we thinking that caused us to lose our liberty? Ideas such as “it’s the government’s job, I shouldn’t have to do this” and “I am entitled to this free stuff because…” might be the reasons we have ended up without our liberty. Our ideas have been promoting greed and laziness, instead of charity and hard work. If we want to restore liberty, we cannot continue to rely on the government for everything because that is what gives them so much power. We must turn our thinking from “what is the bare minimum I can do?” to “what more can I do?” We each can accomplish so much, but in order to do so we need to turn our thoughts to others instead of ourselves and be willing to put forth the work that is required. What we think effects so much of what we do and who we are. If we only think of ourselves, our perspective is limited and there is no way we can accomplish all that we were meant to, but as we think of others, our vision becomes broader and we can do so much more. If we are to solve our problems, we must put aside the thoughts with which they were created and instead come up with new ones, thoughts that will make us, and those around us, better than before.