Actually, I presumed wrong in the past—based on the nearly unanimous attacks I read on Carl Mumpower in the “liberal media.” He was merely a cartoon to me. So thanks very much for showing someone I, too, would enjoy having for a friend, just like his other liberal friends. Because the guy has Integrity. Plus, he readily considers as one of his very best friends someone who won’t vote for him. That sounds like something Lincoln would do, and I never would have made that comparison until your story.
I won’t vote for him either, but I do feel a connection to him. For I, too, have deep values and a sense of mission in life. So Carl, if you’re reading this, here’s some advice that helped me a lot. Forget your mission; just focus on living—and being—your values. And guess what? When you do that, your mission takes care of itself. You get to where you want to go. But as long as you feel pushed to spread your cause, you hold yourself back. (Admittedly, it’s very hard for a Sagittarius to put down his bow and arrow.)
I’m not saying get out of politics or don’t actively work for what you believe in. Just don’t make it a cause—make it who you are. And resources will come to you, both inner and outer, that you never thought possible. You’ll know you’re in that space when you’re breathing like a baby, every single breath. Best of luck!
— Art Rubin