I am reading “Things that Matter,” by Charles Krauthammer. I appreciate this book’s conservative viewpoint. I look for my inspiration in reading and reviewing this deep, thoughtful book. Optimism and idealism can be effective if you combine them with President Reagan’s famous slogan, “Trust but Verify.”
I think of what Socrates wrote, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” We must not live our lives that way. Values such as truth, honesty and empathy are vital to worthwhile meaning and purpose for all of us. These positive values matter. What else matters? When we count our blessings this holiday season, consider the intangibles such as positive values.