Love Is… (EP.26)

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Multiple Choice:

Love is:

  1. Necessary.
  2. Our Calling.
  3. Emphasized in the Bible: “God is Love.”
  4. The path to personal fulfillment and peace.
  5. More important than being right.
  6. Behind Revolution 2.0™.
  7. The definition of what you do for others when you just don’t feel like it.
  8. Hard
  9. Both the Reason and the Result in www.resultswithreason.com.
  10. All of the above.

Love is not:

  1. What we feel when we are physically attracted to another.
  2. Easy
  3. Something we say to get something.
  4. Nothing but compassion
  5. An emotion created by certain chemicals washing over our brains.
  6. Optional
  7. All of the above.

“All of the above” is correct in both questions. Do you agree?

I was having dinner with my wife and our still-at-home son last Sunday, celebrating Mother’s Day. My all-but-completed podcast/blog intended for today 15th was running through my head. It was right, but it didn’t feel right. The argument was sound, the reasoning valid–but it bothered me. As an inveterate people watcher, I took notice of several of those near me. The young waitress shouldering endless heavy trays with beverages, dinner plates and appetizers. Two Moms at separate tables being patiently happy to be there with their way-too-cool sons. Three millennial men trying not to look out-of-place at a restaurant on Mother’s Day. And my own wife and son, trying to find common ground between teenagerhood and middle age. While still being themselves.

That’s when it dawned on my what was wrong with my podcast. No love. The Bible says, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” I was the gong. A related secular quote is, “A smart man knows what to say, the wise man knows when not to say it.” In that forming podcast, I was the smart–not the wise–man. As different as all of us in that restaurant were, it became clear to me, like the sand at the bottom of the parting Red Sea, or the sun that comes out from behind storm clouds, that only one thing can hold us together: love. That’s it.

I am committed to having us join together in Revolution 2.0™. If you have been following this podcast, you’ve seen that  Rev 2.0’s Revolution 2.0 facts, logic and philosophical base are quite sound. But in order to earn the right to be heard, or for me to be heard by you, we have to listen to those we hope to teach and encourage, and they have to get it that we have is what is best for them. In other words, they have to know that we are there for them, not us. And what better foundation for that feeling, that knowing, than for them to get, to grok if you know the term from Star Trek, that we come in love?

Remember, the two main tenets, the core philosophies that drive our Revolution 2.0™ thinking and actions here at Revolution 2.0, are:

  1. Personal responsibility; take it, teach it and
  2. Yes, we are all our Brother’s Keepers.

We will touch on these two driving principles as we continue to explore key issues of the day, and long-term philosophical and political questions; questions of real import to us in our daily lives.

Hey, anyone have any movie suggestions–in theater or watchable at home? I am running dry and looking for ideas.

Please do contact me. Respond in my Revolution 2.0 blog, email me at will@revolution2-0.org. And I’m easy to find on iTunes, Google Play and the usual Bat Channels, including Twitter and Facebook.

It is time for our usual parting thought. For us at Revolution 2.0, it is not simply change your thinking, change your life. It is change your thinking, change your actions, change the  world. And if you can do it in love and enjoy the people around you at the same time, all the better. Remember: Knowledge by itself is the booby prize.

Will Luden, writing from my home office at 7,200’ in Colorado Springs.

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I am your host, Will Luden, former long-time high-tech CEO and Board Chair. I had no idea when I started this podcast that it would become the highest calling of my professional career. Lincoln famously hoped that a government, “…of the people, by the people and for the people…”, would not perish from this earth. My hope, the reason for Revolution 2.0 ”A Booster Shot”, is that a government based on common goals, achieved by applying non agenda-based reasoning to core facts, will allow us to continue to build on our mutual inheritance of a legacy of dedication to seemingly impossible ideals, a legacy that also includes a history of achieving them.
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2 Responses

  1. Lynn Reply

    UB…Share your love with Marsha this weekend by taking her to see “Book Club”. Laughing together truly is a great natural medicine. For an old family classic to watch at home, try “Shenandoah”. (I may not have spelled it correctly. 🤪) It’s been a favorite of mine since I was a youngster. Thanks for your insiteful podcasts.

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