What do you stand up for?

When the campaigning for the highest office in the US took place, it was fascinating watching the candidates having their debates on national television. Each candidate had their own say and watched by literally millions of people, not just in the US but around the world. Many watched it live  on TV as well as from internet-based news agencies.

What many were expecting was what did each one of them stand for? Or more precisely what did each stand up for?

What they stand up for tells us what they believe in and in turn build trust with their voters and supporters. We are what we believe in. Who we are inside will eventually emerge by our conduct and doing. If our core has no foundation, our life will be flimsy or wobbly. We cannot say one thing and do another either. We have to walk our talk, so they say.

Of course, there are many who are able to fake it all. Believe one thing and do another. When they are found out, they lose their credibility.

And we are not even just talking about the next president or vice-president of a country. We are not even talking about our marketers who push out advertisements daily. We are not just talking about the scandal of evangelists or theologians, or of people who try to hide the truth and cause many to be misled. We are referring to ourselves, who we are, and what do we do, day in and day out. Legacies are the sum total of the daily decisions of life. What we stand up for will be our legacy after we are gone.

What do you stand up for?

30 April 2021