at one point, I have to ask myself if the place where I work, the church I go to and the people in my life are aligned with my values.

for example, if I am against killing animals and their cruelty and torture, yet work for a company that sells the guns to kill them, is that really working with my conscience, or against it.  Or let’s say, that I am for civil rights for gays, blacks, foreigners, who , by the way, are not taking our jobs, there are plenty to go around!!!!) then go to a church where they pray for supposed dictator vile, evil prez, it that really aligned? I love these people and appreciate their company and fellowship, because I really do want to obey Jesus’ teachings, but sometimes, you gotta ask yourself, is this really in line?

Imagine what our world would be like if everyone loved themselves so much that they weren’t threatened by other people’s opinions or skin colors or sexual preferences or talents or education or possessions or lack of possessions or religious beliefs or customs or their general tendency to just be whoever the hell they are.”
Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

and sometimes, well-meaning friends, want you to be okay, but hold you back. Jen Sincero says in her book, You are a Baddass, because it makes them uncomfortable or because they do care and do not want to see you get hurt, but either way, are impeding your path.

Even though they’re often doing it out of love and concern, having others smear their fear and worry all over you is the last thing you need when you’re strengthening your superhero muscles to step out and take some risks, so I highly recommend keeping your mouth shut around people who are gonna bring you down. Instead, seek out those who are already totally kicking butt (or who are lifting up their foot to do so), or people who you know will be supportive, and confide in them. Because you’ll have your own internal freak show to deal with as you try to overcome the objections from your own BS.”
Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life


and finally, i am trying to find a better way to look for a better job that is satisfying, or perhaps, just perhaps, i could have my own business.


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