#158 Terry Hershey – The Content of Our Character

July 8, 2020 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

I’m really interested in how our show evolves today, because I think today’s topic may be the most challenging we have ever discussed. What we are going to talk about is something that money can’t buy, translates into all languages, and yet it takes enormous desire, time and discipline to cultivate. And it may be the most important measure of who we are in a free society. And that is… the subject of Character.

My fear is that accomplishments, acquisitions and blatant consumerism have blinded us to that which really matters. It’s not about what we have; it’s about Who We Are. And yet… apart from some religious institutions, who is focusing on the subject of character. Oh I am sure it must be in the curriculum of some universities.

Still, few high schools teach the subject, it is not part of our electoral process, and it feels vacant in our consumerism in which we are far more interested in price and product.

But, what about the character of our leaders in industry and politics? Are we, as consumers, more interested in what they provide for us than the depth of their character?

As might be expected, today I plan appeal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, from his historic I Have a Dream speech. I want to discuss less on “what we do,” that “who we are.”

For at the end of the day, as they say, You Are Your Values. Ultimately, your values represent the barometer by which you coordinate your activities, your actions, and your beliefs about other people.

Today I bring back our friend Terry Hershey, author 17 books, acclaimed public speaker and teacher, and minister of grace and human dignity.

Visit Terry at www.terryhershey.com .

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