Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Monday, September 19th. Audio included below.
It’s easy to get discouraged by all the negative news we’re bombarded with on a regular basis. As someone who basically swims in it, I can definitely attest to that. Though I’m an optimist by nature, the cynicism if not outright pessimism are constantly trying to crash that party.
I don’t mean to harp on it, but these days, too much of that perspective is shaped by what we see, read, and hear online. I’m not advocating tuning it all out – that would, of course, not be in my best interest career-wise, and also render us blind to some tough realities.
What I am advocating is not letting that be the sole – or even primary – source of data we intake. I was lucky enough this past weekend to get to take in both a Cardinals baseball game and a MIZZOU football game, as well as spend time with family and beloved friends. And one thing that being out in the warm sun and fresh air and among the cheering and lively crowds reinforced to me was this:
Despite all the things that aren’t right in this world, a lot of things still are. America’s greatest asset is its people, the vast majority of whom love this country and the freedoms it affords us. That’s a perspective worth holding onto.