reb•e•lu•tion (reb’el lu shen) n. a teenage rebellion against the low expectations of an ungodly culture.

8/14/2005

Misconception #3: It's All About Attitude

Some of my perceptive readers may have noticed mucho attitudino flowing from the last post. And I was doing it on purpose. However, the impression could be made that the Rebelution is all about attitude--specifically, an attitude that says, "We are going to change the world because we are smarter and/or more informed."

You may also have gained the impression that I care more about our competence than I do about our character. Both impressions are dead wrong. In regards to the latter I believe that we all must commit to a balanced investment into both competence and character; and if we're going to err on one side, to err on the side of character.

In regards to the former I believe that the attitude of The Rebelution must be one of humility and teachability. The knowledge that makes us "informed" is the wisdom of wiser and older men (see "The World Is Flat" by Thomas L. Friedman and "The Harsh Truth About Public Schools" by Bruce N. Shortt). And the grace that makes us smarter, more diligent, or more inspired is a divine gift.

In Christ, Brett Harris