I have discovered something more important to me than happiness: self-respect. Even on a bad day, a day when I am far from being my own biggest fan, my integrity can remain intact. That is the ultimate measure of myself, at the end of a day, and ultimately at the end of my life. It's not about what happens to me; it is always about how I respond.
This takes no more psychological training that basic Theories of Learning 101. And I am having a difficult time understanding why this is being treated as serious journalism. I am talking about this much-hyped Megyn Kelly interview with Vladimir Putin. The promo I think is supposed to makes us think that this is hard-hitting journalism, going straight to the source, speaking to Putin himself. Say What?! I cannot possibly be the only one that knows that this man is not going to answer one question honestly. And here is the Learning Theories 101 part: all we accomplish with this is handing Mr. Putin one more reward for whatever it is he has been up to in his efforts to interfere in our government. The man feeds on this kind of attention every bit as much as Donald Trump. And he is literally threatening our democracy. This is tabloid journalism at best. I suppose there is an upside for Megyn Kelly but none for the citizens of our nation. And it is one more big win for Russia’s ability to control our media. I am totally willing to be wrong about this if someone can explain how this is a good thing.
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