When I was a boy the 4th of July was sparklers and fireworks in Kirkwood Park. While I don’t find fireworks as exciting today as when I was younger, I do have a better understanding of these words from the Declaration of Independence and I find them very energizing.
“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—-That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed…”
The beginning of the second paragraph in the United States Declaration of Independence
Take a Break on the 4th of July
Take a break and spend some time with friends and family. Watch fireworks, read the Declaration of Independence, the work will still be there Tuesday.
“A strong person is one who carries the past into the future, showing that none of its issues are capable of resolution.
Strength is paradoxical, I am not strong because I can force others to do what I wish […] but because I allow them to do what they wish.”
James P. Carse in “Finite and Infinite Games“
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