Why Do I Do What I Don’t Want to Do?

Our modern culture often seems upside down. We use our vices as coping mechanisms and confine our morals to our online personas. This disjointed approach leaves many of us feeling empty, drained, and adrift. But why do we persist in behaviors we know are harmful?

In Why Do I Do What I Don’t Want to Do? Jonathan “JP” Pokluda asserts there is a more fulfilling way to live. With his trademark humor and wisdom, Pokluda explores and elaborates on timeless virtues outlined in Scripture: humility, forgiveness, generosity, diligence, self-control, authenticity, rest and optimism. Rather than restricting us, these virtues liberate us to embrace the life we truly desire.

Pokluda underscores that practicing virtues is not just an action, but a transformation that takes place within us, gradually shaping us into the individuals we were meant to be. Regardless of age, it’s never too late to reassess your priorities and embark on a journey to reclaim a life defined by virtue and meaning.

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