Millennial Snowflake

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Now some study has been produced that claims the majority of 16-24 year olds are saying “Don’t call us snowflakes – it damages our mental health.”  That is so hilarious!

My advice: “Then stop being one, ya silly snowflake”  After all, it is a term that pretty accurately describes one who is over-sensitive and intolerant of disagreement.

Condition of Man

Let us imagine a number of men in chains and all condemned to death, where some are killed each day in the sight of the others, and those who remain see their own fate in that of their fellows and wait their turn, looking at each other sorrowfully and without hope. It is an image of the condition of man. – Blaise Pascal

Another test [of character] is courage.  How does it happen that some people go on and on in the face of difficulty while others with as much or more natural ability give up and become a burden to society?  If they had no ability, it would be unjust to lay complaint against them.  But do they just “give up” in the presence of difficulty?  If so, they have no fight in them.  Who wants to be tied to this sort of person?  It is tragic to see an ambitious and energetic and brave woman married to a listless, lazy, unimaginative man.  What can she do?  It is like hitching a spirited horse to a stump.  He cannot move it.  Progress is impossible.

One man with courage is a majority. – Andrew Jackson

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. – Mark Twain

True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. – J. Petit-Senn

Last, but no means least, courage–moral courage, the courage of one’s convictions, the courage to see things through.  The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave.  It’s the age-old struggle–the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other. – General Douglas MacArthur

An excerpt from my book “Life’s Fundamental Choices”

–Pastor Ward Clinton

Great Spirits have always received Opposition

Great Spirits have always received violent opposition from mediocre minds.”  Albert Einstein

Who wants to admit their minds or abilities are mediocre?  Most people like to think they are of at least average intelligence and capability, if not slightly above average.

But when faced with great intelligence or success in others, they are forced to confront their inadequacies.  Most people would rather not do that, so they leave the company of the intelligent or highly successful who make them feel bad.  They really shouldn’t do that because the best way to improve is to learn from them and thereby improve your own standing.

Some strike back psychologically by opposing their ideas as if the idea itself is faulty.  By this action they can make themselves feel superior again without putting forth the effort for actual self-improvement.  After all, if they know more about some idea than that other guy, they ain’t so smart now, are they?

We see this dynamic play out often in politics.  It’s hard to get far in public life in America by being actually smart.  Voters usually prefer the “regular guy,” the guy “they can have a beer with,” not the highly successful types.  Besides, the usual dynamic of my side is right and the other side is wrong, there is also that fear of being shown up in the intelligence arena.  Better to vote for the regular Joe, and to make fun of anyone who claims to know better especially if they have demonstrated that they do know better ways to do things like President Trump has demonstrated and continues to do so.

The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.” – Albert Einstein

Keep praying for America and President Trump  —Pastor Ward Clinton