Though the concept of religious freedom and tolerance is at the core of American ideals, our history is tainted by prominent examples of religious prejudice and persecution – especially against Catholics, Jews and Muslims.
The wholesale imprisonment (we called it internment) of thousands of Japanese-Americans (we called them Japs) in U.S. Concentration Camps (we called them
What is tolerance and is it always a good thing? It helps to understand various aspects of this concept.
MUST-SEE VIDEO. After the surprise attack by the Japanese on the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the declaration of war against Japan, 120,000 men, women and children, including second and third generation American citizens
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. – Abraham Lincoln
This year’s President’s Day, a celebration of two of our greatest leaders, comes at the end of an eventful week raising the issues of what does it mean to be presidential and
IS THE TRUTH STILL IMPORTANT?
As parents, we must lead by example — Live a life that your children can be proud of and they will live a life you can be proud of.
“True friends don’t just like you, they care about you. True friends want the best for you and bring out the best in you.” – Michael Josephson
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. – Abraham Lincoln
Michael’s Reflections on the Current Travel Ban Controversy.
I wish we still celebrated Lincoln’s birthday. I’m an Abraham Lincoln groupie. By sheer good fortune, my son Justin was born on his birthday, my daughter Abrielle
GREAT STUFF HERE! Valentine’s Day provides us with a special opportunity to express our love to the dearest people in out lives, the ones who we embrace with our hearts – lovers, friends, even family. To those
Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” In a world increasingly dominated by unapologetic selfishness, this
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. – Roy Croft I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
A good leader uses the bully pulpit for inspirational leadership, not for actual bullying. – Michael Josephson
A man and his companion lost their way in a forest. The companion despaired, but the man said maybe some good would come of it. They came upon a stranger who needed the man’s help. The stranger turned out to be a prince who gave the man a beautiful horse. His neighbors praised his good luck and said, “How blessed …
There’s a parable about a new mother who discovered a butterfly struggling mightily to escape its cocoon through a tiny opening at the top. She became concerned when the creature seemed to give up after making no progress. Certain that the butterfly just wouldn’t make it out without help, she enlarged the hole slightly. On its next try, the butterfly …
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. ~Thomas Jefferson
Michael was always upbeat. Some found his relentless good moods annoying, but attempts to mock or belittle his cheerfulness were just more fuel for his good nature.
If you are interested in Michael’s most recent reactions and reflections on the ethical dimension of current political events see MJ’s Personal Reflections. – http://whatwillmatter.com/2017/01/mjs-personal-reflections/
There’s a lot of loose talk lately about lying, falsehoods, and mistakes. All three significantly affect credibility, but what they say about
One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you are not the most important or the most intelligent person in the room at all times. – Mario Batali
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; & have humor but without folly. – Jim Rohn