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Practise What You Preach Essay

In a nation deemed free, prosecution still reigns on a day to day basis. The “right” bash the “wrong” and the high continue to rise, while the low still fall.  Equality is preached, and yet its practice slips through the cracks of our country’s foundation day after day. The lack of acceptance and surplus of bullying in America perplexes those who choose to acknowledge the facts.

It stands to be said that those who are different, are not. They are just as human as any other being, and deserve the same respect. Skin color is just a melatonin level, and a sexual preference is just a choice. Style is just an emotional reflection, and being handicapped does not limit a person’s life value. Those who believe any different are the people who enable bullying.

Phrases such as, “Go kill yourself!” are powerful enough themselves to incite action, or place doubt in a person’s mind. The pain people inflict upon others is laughed off like a comical pastime, and the wounds they leave never heal. Those words bury themselves deep in the mind’s subconscious, and roar their ugly heads only when the esteem of their host gets a little too high.

Bystanders watch on as their fellow man gets beaten down emotionally, as well as physically. Some pretend as though nothing has happened. It remains unfathomable how they do nothing to stop the collapsing soul in front of them, even when they are given every opportunity. If only someone would make a stand against the injustice, then maybe, just maybe, our nation would learn acceptance and love.

Every single American must take part in opening their minds. They must learn to accept and love others, not only for their similarities, but also for their differences. The schools need more counselors, and the children need more outstanding role models. It may seem like a lost cause, but it is a cause that could save a life.

If bullying was banished, and real equality promoted, then suicide and depression would be at an all-time low. Selfless love and parity could fill the cracks in nation’s foundation and this cause would not be lost.  Even by only saving a single life, this cause would be a battle well fought. 

Have you ever told someone to do something that you would never do yourself? Gandhi hasn’t:

A woman once came to Gandhi and asked him to please tell her son to give up eating sugar. Gandhi asked the woman to bring the boy back in a week. Exactly one week later the woman returned, and Gandhi said to the boy, “Please give up eating sugar.” The woman thanked the Mahatma, and, as she turned to go, asked him why he had not said those words a week ago.”Gandhi replied, “Because a week ago, I had not given up eating sugar.”

-Catherine Ingram

The message from this story is quite simple, practice what you preach. What’s interesting to know is that there are thousands of blogs out there that teach personal development, yet only a select few that actually give sound advice. The reason behind that is that it’s simple to read information and rewrite it. I can study everything there is to know about being a doctor, but if I don’t actually work at a doctor’s office, would you let me operate on you? I know I wouldn’t :).

You, like almost everyone reading this probably has an interest in becoming a better person, being successful, or just t0 learn to do more good faster. Whatever the reason is for you visiting this site, it has to do with communicating with other people. The closer you are to mirroring whatever the message is that your communicating, the more powerful the message will come across. Like Gandhi, he wasn’t able to tell the woman’s son because he didn’t give up sugar himself. After he did it himself, he was able to tell the boy with more conviction and power. His message had a ‘backbone’ to it.

Practice what you preach

All of the strategies that I teach, share, and explain to you have been something I’ve done before or am currently doing right now.  If you’ve ever met me in person, I can talk for hours on end on almost everything related to personal development and self-help. I am TRULY interested in becoming an overall powerful human being capable of understanding fellow human beings with the ability to uplift them to also become powerful.

So, if you’re on the web searching for ideas, like right now being on persuasive.net, here’s the trick to practice what you preach:

Learn something, read it, get it taught to you, or do whatever to get it in your head and then instantly APPLY IT! DO IT! Yes it’s that simple 😉 Gandhi decided to cut sugar that same day the woman asked for him to give her son the message.

Do you practice what you preach? What exactly do you preach, and how do you practice it?

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