Month: March 2020

Two Worlds: Have You Separated Your True Self From the Life You Live?

Often times, I feel as if I live two different lives, divided by two different worlds. In one world, I am a hero and in the other a coward. As a hero, I am passionate about faith, people, even politics. I do everything in my power to make a difference where I can, to speak out, and to step out. The problem is that this is a very small world. The world in which I am a silent coward is much bigger, and I tend to spend most of my time in this world. It is an easier world, where I am not bothered by the woes and needs of those around me, where faith has very little impact, and where stepping out simply means getting some fresh air.

The smaller world is where I find my friends, my faith, and my purpose. I could expand the world and bring my business, Art of Business my job, virtually my whole life into the world in which things actually matter. But this world is a hard world; it is filled with unpopular choices, rocky hills, and deep valleys. I prefer to play it safe and keep my business, and most of my life, in the world where I don’t have to care. In fact, in that world, caring is considered politically incorrect. It is easy to not do the right thing because values and morals are not respected nearly as much as power and money.
The only issue with this much larger and popular world is that the longer I am in it, the less I live. This world accepts apathy and puts “fitting in” way above standing out. Each second that I spend in the apathetic world erases part of the world that holds my true identity. Very soon, there … Read More...