america is not the greatest country in the world, but it could be


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By Wesley Chapman the Founder of A HUMAN PROJECT and Ryan Andrews: Talking hard hitting real issues to start a human conversation. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
on the television series, the newsroom, a panel was asked what made the united states of america the greatest nation on earth, and after a few fluffy answers from some of the panel, one character emphatically stated, “it’s not.” this leads to today's discussion between ryan and wes about how us citizens hold themselves to a higher standard based off of principles of our constitution and bill of rights, yet do little to work for that privilege. we’re all unique and have individual gifts, but that doesn’t make us entitled. there’s value in striving to be the best and using positive competition, like the example of the olympics. make society great by being you. people will be motivated when they see your success, and tell themselves, “well, if he can do it, why can’t i?!” let’s all be the best HUMAN person we can be, and see what happens. we can recreate our country’s greatness from yesteryear by blending the old with the new knowledge we have now, literally at our fingertips. links to check out: totalitarianism definition 1992 dream team in olympics basketball ice bucket challenge rudy award in football jerry seinfield “silver medal” skit A HUMAN PROJECT podcast on teaching what sex is to youth modules from

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