This post is going to be a little different than my typical articles. A few days ago a friend of mine sent me an email with a video attached to it. It was titled Keep The Faith. I personally don't recognize the man telling the story. If someone does, I'd appreciate you filling me in and letting me know.
The story moved me. I took me back to a time when I was in my mid 20s and had completed four years of college and a bachelors degree and an additional year of graduate school and had earned a masters degree. I was a young business man and I was going through another life change as I entered the service to our country to serve in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War Era. So, while the presenter of this story is, obviously, younger than me, which you'll pick up on as he relates the story, I relate to what he is saying because I had experienced the attitudes that he relates.
There's not much else to say because I
don't want to steal the presenter's thunder. But, those of you of a
certain age (mostly from the Greatest Generation, the Silent
Generation, the Baby Boomer Generation and the very early Generation
X) will be able to relate to this. You will likely remember when this
was pretty much the overall attitude in the U.S. regardless of what
part of the country you were from. For those of you who are younger
than the group I just described, this is the way our country once
was. It certainly wasn't perfect. But, it was a lot better, in my
mind, than much of what we're witnessing and experiencing in all
sectors of our society.
The video is short, but I believe it sends a powerful message. I hope you gain something from it. As always, your comments are solicited and welcome. And, I ask you to pass this post along to your family, friends and colleagues. I'd like to rebuild the readership of the blog again with your assistance. Thank you. Now here's the video titled “Keep The Faith.”
Live free and be happy, EH