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Being myself --- being free


   What does being myself mean?  It means being guided only by my 
   own conscience, sense and judgment;  not being afraid to speak 
   my own mind, ideas and opinions;  not being afraid to be 
   different and unconventional.  It means accepting myself as a 
   serious person, taking serious things seriously, expecting 
   other people to take me seriously.  It means not being 
   intimidated and cowed by the scorners, mockers and irreverent 
   of our society, but standing unashamedly for what is serious, 
   sacred and right.  It means speaking out against what is 
   immoral or wrong even though I may be laughed at and labeled 
   old fashioned.  It means esteem for myself;  esteem for the 
   values, attitudes and principles that I have built my life 
   upon.  The less seriously I take the immoral and irreverent the 
   freer I am.  The more disdain I have for them and their ideas 
   the freer I am.  The more lightly I treat them the freer I am. 

   What most angers and upsets me in this society?  What must I 
   take a stand against? 

      - the presumptuous, brazen and open flaunting of sex and 
          immorality everywhere (TV, magazines, general 
          conversation)

      - the presumptuous, open flaunting of obscenity, profanity 
          and indecency in our society 

      - the open flaunting of the Swinger and Playboy philosophies 
          and attitudes 

      - the open flaunting of the Irreverent


   Feb 1978




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