Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Last Freedom

Something happened to me this week that was quite distasteful as an experience. My freedom of speech in voicing my opinion about my profession was curtailed and I was censured. I'm still getting over my anger. I was driving over for a meeting with a recruiter this morning and I realized that I can't take any of this personally. I'm just hurting my own spirit. My last freedom is how I will react to the situation in the moment according to Viktor Frankl. Even though people may shit on you or betray you for a few dollars or a conviction that they are doing right, stooping to their level or holding onto that anger only hurts you, and they don't usually give one thought to what they've done which is ironic because their own children will inherit the "human" world they are creating this moment. Even decent people screw up, some more than others. I know I have, but as far as I know, I've never stepped on any one's rights or censored them.

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Funny how the government can't restrict your freedom, but your employer can...
 
Well, the Constitution was written 100 years before corporations were created otherwise the Bill of Rights might protect certain freedoms from being violated by any organization. At that time, governments were the most powerful organizations of Man. Perhaps the world of Rollerball is where we are headed. I hope I'm dead before that happens.

On another note, that was awfully fast for a response. I had just posted this a few minutes before you commented on it. Thanks for reading.
 
Well maybe half an hour. I just checked the time stamp. It seemed like a few minutes.
 
I've got all the blogs I read on an aggregator now, so it's just when I happened to be reading.
 
I hope the recruiter meeting went well John. Its not nice to be shat on from a great height - but its my belief not to get MAD - get even - and fat golden handshakes help ;)

Regards

Pete
 
John, I posted this comment to you on my blog, but thought I'd also place it here --

Blessings to you as you move through this. That anger energy is not a bad thing as long as you use it wisely. I know you already know that. From what I know of you, you will land on your feet. Love.

George
 
Thanks to you all. It's nice to know that there are some human beings out there who want the World to be a better place and who make that happen.
 
I have always found you to be a fair and sensible person, happens to the best of us, roll with the punches and be looking out next time (not that that can always help). Good luck to you John. Lots of times, what you can't do makes room for something better, hopefully that is the case for you.
 
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