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There's a Difference Between Right and Wrong

I was so disgusted by what I watched yesterday, not just the attack on our Capitol but that there are so many people who don't know the difference between right and wrong. I thought about posting my feelings on Facebook, however, I wanted to avoid politics. But then I got a call from my kids school. They said we should talk to our kids about what happened, and then I thought, we really need to talk to each other. So my friends, here's the lessons we need to learn as a Country and exactly how I would teach them to my kids.

There's a difference between right and wrong. There are rules or laws that need to be respected. If we don't like the rules or laws, we have the right to protest in order to change the rules or laws. However, that right to protest, never gives you the right to harm others or destroy property.

In this Country, we have elected officials. You can change your elected officials by voting. If you don't like your options, you can run for office yourself. Just like any sport or competition when you run for office, there will be winners and losers. During the competition, you should give it your all. Respect the rules, but do everything you can to win. At the end, the officials will declare a winner. Win or lose, thank your competition for a good contest. If you won, be compassionate and understand that it sucks to lose. If you lost, don't be a sore loser. Hold your head up high and shake your competitors hand. Again, you may not like the results, but take this opportunity to learn from your mistakes. Ask yourself, how can I improve, and get ready for the next competition.

There is a difference between right and wrong. The behavior we watched yesterday was all wrong. We can't justify it by comparing it to other wrong actions. It's not okay for you to hit your sister just because your friend hits his sister. Your friend is wrong, and you are wrong. At some point we lost our moral compass in this Country. It doesn't matter why, what matters is that we all get back to place where we can be proud to be Americans.


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Marc Jablon

Business Consultant, Entrepreneur, and Writer

Marc Jablon has more than 20 years of business consulting experience which consists of assisting small to mid size businesses in the area of marketing, public relations, and management consulting.  He believes in a customized management and marketing approach to assist his clients in achieving their desired results.
As an entrepreneur, Marc Jablon has been involved in the start up of several businesses across many different industries, including 3D, Wallcovering, Comics and Collectibles, and Travel, among many others.  Marc Jablon is very active in the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. He loves the challenge of helping others with their businesses and the pursuit of the American Dream.




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