#6 In a time of Jeopardy!

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1. "What is Character?"  That's how Austin Rogers might answer the following Jeopardy clue: "Those who cultivate generosity, morality, tolerance, energy, meditation, and wisdom can be said to have plenty of this." 

But Austin Rogers was himself a character of epic proportions because he played Jeopardy like a bad-ass. 

What Austin Rogers seems to have cultivated more than anything is a fearlessness of being exactly who he is. When you let go of propping up a calculated image, all kinds of (lucrative?) energy  bursts forth. 

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2. Not all protests are created equal. Some have chutzpah and Character!  (Watch this video for a video of Monopoly Man in action)

"Amanda Werner set out to garner as much publicity as possible for the type of advocacy work Public Citizen does on behalf of consumers.

"We wanted to do something to get people's attention," Werner said of the hours-long photobomb, adding that people's eyes tend to glaze over when anyone utters the words 'forced arbitration.'

Knowing that is the catalyst for coming up with creative protest ideas, Werner explained.

Ultimately, Werner argued, a good protest leads to action. The notoriety is great to call attention to the cause, they said. But Werner added, "I hope that the effort will make people not only laugh at the Monopoly Man and retweet these funny pictures but also to call their senators and tell them to vote no on SJ Res 47."
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3. "In labeling Mr. Corker “liddle,” the president was evidently returning to a theme. He considered Mr. Corker for secretary of state during the transition after last year’s election but was reported to have told associates that Mr. Corker, at 5-foot-7, was too short to be the nation’s top diplomat. Instead, Mr. Trump picked Rex W. Tillerson, who is several inches taller."  Click here for Source

Ain't nothing the matter with being 5'7" you fucknit. That's first of all. Second of all, and way more importantly, and despite this being low-hanging fruit in terms of obviousness, please compare the above "presidential tweet" with:

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." ~MLK

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Here's the discussion I want to have: everybody I know in the flesh would not even begin to tolerate being insulted because of their gender, or their race, or their height, or their weight, or their class, or their physical appearance, or their nationality, or their form of worship. The current president does this repeatedly: check his twitter feed for more evidence. And yet approximately 35% of Americans are willing to overlook Donald Trump's complete disregard for integrity of character. 

Q: Why has a peron's character come to mean so little to so many? I ask in genuine curiosity and hope you will take the time to consider this question and post your thoughts below. 

Bonus Wisdom Pin-Up:

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