Quote – Abraham Lincoln

With the 85th Academy Awards taking place in a few weeks, I figured I would pay homage to Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, which is leading the way with 12 nominations.

Another reason I chose the quote below is because I’m just finishing up Andrew Bacevich’s “The Limits Of Power: The End Of American Exceptionalism” and Lincoln’s prophetic words may ring more true today than they did back in the 1860s.

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

I think the biggest lesson to take away from this quote is that it’s our duty to handle things responsibly once they go awry.

If you take a second to write down everything that got you worked up over the last month, what’s the common denominator? That’s right, YOU!!!

Pointing fingers doesn’t fix the problem and although some things might not be your “fault”, how you deal with the resulting circumstances is ultimately your responsibility.

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