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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Be unbought, be unbossed

Reflecting on Saturday's death of Shirley Chisholm, I was reminded of her famous slogan "Unbought and unbossed." In honor of her, I considered the ways in which I am sometimes bought or bossed. How can I change that? Am I living an authentic life? Am I true to myself? I encourage you to consider these questions as well. It's an interesting and useful exercise, one that can be life-changing. I believe that is is our duty to God and to ourselves to continually strive to be better people. That mission ensures that the work of Shirley Chisholm and others like her is not in vain.

2 comments:

Karama said...

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published this opinion on Shirley Chisholm.

Steve said...

Hey, we can't all be Shirley Chisolms or Jackie Robinsons, but we can at leats have the courage to look at ourselves.