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Make Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Personal

Transform your business, your career prospects, your community, or yourself. Complacency is the enemy! The status quo emphatically wants to defer change indefinitely because by definition they represent the continuation of the current order and believe that they are in power. But, disruption creates a new order. Unfortunately, it is often painful and messy. Nevertheless, whether disruption involves new technology, innovative client service, more compassionate social solutions, or a new attitude, let’s work toward better opportunities for better people who seek to create a better world.

Today (and every tomorrow), I challenge everyone reading my posts to challenge condescending authority and boldly pursue improving your personal circumstances. With that in mind, to commemorate Martin Luther King Day, below is an excerpt from Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”!

“I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a “more convenient season.” Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”

 

By Glenn W Hunter

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January 15, 2015 - Posted by | Better Community, Better Person, Better World | , , , , , ,

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