How Can You Stump The Right Way For What You Believe In?

The Art of Persuasion

Michael J. Fite

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“In life, if you do not know how to stump with good intentions and include people, nobody will follow your beliefs and ideas for change.” Michael J. Fite

Keep this in mind when you are faced with a situation that gives you a chance to make a difference. You have great power and can bring attention and change to any issue or injustice, but how you choose to go about it can determine if it will be for the best or for the worst.

Today’s inspiration is all about showing you how to stump the right way for what you believe in. In order to do this, we will look at the following questions:

  • What does it mean to stump?
  • What can go wrong when you stump for what you believe in?
  • How can you stump the right way for what you believe in?
  • What are the benefits for you stumping…

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Culpability

The Daily Gadfly

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We don’t talk much about moral responsibility, or culpability, these days. We are big on “rights” but we fail to acknowledge that rights imply responsibilities. If I have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that imposes a responsibility on my part to acknowledge your rights to the same. There’s no such thing as one-sided rights — except in the cases of  children or the mentality challenged who cannot possibly be expected to acknowledge their rights to those who are responsible for their welfare.

But in failing to acknowledge responsibilities, we have become experts at pointing fingers at others to avoid blame. “Mikey made me do it, Mom.” We expect that in children, but we have arrived at the point where everyone seems to be acting like a child, pointing fingers when blame is due. The N.R.A., and those gun manufacturers that support that group, are a case in point…

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