Take a look around. Are you angry, frustrated, and tired of the circumstances surrounding you? Well, you are not alone. I think we should all do a “Howard Beale”- – open our windows and shout, “I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore!” Now that we have vented our outrage it is time we take our anger to a more productive solution. Each and everyone one of us needs to become an Army of One. We need to help re-establish the basic concepts that gave birth to this great country we live in, like self-determination and individualism. We need to expect honor and integrity from the individuals we entrust to represent us. We need to stop allowing an elite few to tell us who or what should represent us. In short, we need to re-capture our birthright.
In Ayn Rand’s book, Atlas Shrugged, she concluded there are three basic tenets of individualism: Reason, Purpose, and Self Esteem. We have allowed Madison Avenue to convince us their reason is ours. This is, in part, because we have become lazy and willing to let someone else do our thinking for us. It is time you remembered you are a perfect, magnificent individual, capable of greatness and not the bungling boob depicted on television every night. Allow yourself to think. Couple that with your heart and you are well on your way to being a source of consternation to those constantly trying to steal your power.
Your purpose is very simple –to have a life full of joy and abundance. You do not need someone telling you what is, or is not, correct. It is already carried within you from past generations to your own current experience. Whatever you do, do with a passion. If what you are doing is not what you want to do, then CHOOSE to do something different. Always remember, however, “that work is love made visible.”
Do not doubt your worthiness. Do not allow some Madison Avenue hack to determine your worthiness. You are a unique, marvelous individual, and whether it is Madison Avenue or the government, they seek to control you. So, maintain your self-esteem. Do not give that control to anyone because they will surely drown you in their own quest for mediocrity.
I mentioned earlier becoming an Army of One, which is what I am going to be henceforth. It is what is required. Mark Levin has written a book I believe goes a long way in helping re-establish our individualism: The Liberty Amendments – Restoring the American Republic. It is to this effort I will devote all my energy because it holds those three tenets of individuality: Reason, Purpose, and Self-Esteem.