(This is a slightly edited version of something I put on Facebook yesterday.)
Some thoughts from an early morning bus ride in Xiamen, China:
Every day we should consider the following: Do the beliefs, principles, values, tenets, rights, doctrines, etc., that I endorsed and embraced yesterday still serve me today? Do they reflect who I am today, and, more importantly, do they lead me to who I want to be tomorrow?
This introspective consideration is not optional. If we refuse to do it voluntarily, life has a tragic way of forcing the issue.
We need to do this as individuals.
We need to do this as communities.
We need to do this as nations.
We need to do this as a species.