I’d like to be known as someone who promotes Inspiracy Theories.

I don’t even think “inspiracy” is a word, but it should be. Let’s just say I’d rather be inspiring than conspiring.

We’re inundated with conspiracy theories. I really hate them. You think people are benefiting from duping people? (Um, yeah, to the tune of $165 million over a three-year period in one case.)

So back to inspiracy theories. I’m gonna make up a definition. “Inspiracy is the act of taking something bad and turning it into something good, inspiring even.” For example…the former president’s “stolen election” narrative has brought attention to reforming our electoral system beyond the two-party fiasco of today. Ranked-choice voting, anyone?

I think there are a few keys to becoming an inspiracy theorist.

  1. Getting unstuck. Calling out the bad, but not growing roots there. Moving on to solutions.
  2. Doing good. Romans 12:21 says, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Good must be pretty powerful if it can OVERCOME evil.
  3. Living inspired. Alexis de Tocqueville said, “Change, instead of meaning disaster to (the American), seems to give birth only to miracles all about him.”

Inspired means “imbued with the spirit to do something.” Like taking something bad and turning it into something good.

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