Have you ever felt inspired, hopeful, able and optimistic about your ability to right a wrong?
Have you ever felt frustrated, small, ineffective and helpless about your ability to do anything about a problem?
Recently my wife and I saw the movie “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, and, in what is probably the most intentionally ironic casting in the history of moviemaking, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan. Although the supposedly true story was certainly exaggerated as only Hollywood can do it, the film starkly brought forth the dilemma between smiling and accepting the status quo and making the best you can of an intolerable situation, as opposed to taking large and even uncalculated risks to try to change away from its wrongs. [Read more...]