I am Wilk Wilkinson, husband, father, Christian conservative, and host of the Derate The Hate podcast. I’m a man who has, over the course of my life, made more than my share of mistakes, but most importantly, I’ve owned up to them and I’ve learned from them. I grew up poor, mostly in rural towns around the upper Midwest. I’ve been working from the age of 10 years old so that I might have the things my parents could not or for good reason, would not provide for me. For all their faults, my parents provided what was needed, of which were love and good values.
We moved a lot as I was growing up. I was in far more schools throughout my k-12 years that I completed grades. I was bullied incessantly through much of grade school and learned a lot from that experience, good and bad. I’ve been able to overcome a lot of anger and animosity over the years and try to share my experiences in a way that helps others do the same. My failures have been my most successful teachers. I’ve grown to become successful in my career, marriage, and parenting in ways I never would have imagined as a younger person. Through my podcast, I attempt to share with others the tips and tools I’ve used to change the trajectory of my life. Topics regularly include personal accountability, gratitude, civility, mindset, and so much more.
We cannot control everything that happens to us in life, or the world in which we live, but we have the absolute responsibility as individuals to control how we will react to it. Civility does not require that we force our opinions on others, demand like mindedness, or hate those with whom we disagree, but simply to see the humanity in all people despite our differences, whatever those differences may be.
-Common Man, Common Sense
-Creator & Host: Derate The Hate Podcast
=Braver Angels Volunteer
-Co-Chair: 2023 Braver Angels National Convention
About Wilk Wilkinson
Bettering the world one attitude at a time. We did not create the hate, but with your help, we can DERATE THE HATE… In a world filled with divisiveness, frustration and lack of happiness, it’s time we all start to get along. (even with those people with an opinion or mindset that differs from our own) That all starts with each of us as individuals. We cannot necessarily control everything we encounter within our day to day lives, or the environment in which we live, but we certainly have the ability to control how we react to it. It all starts with gratitude and personal accountability.
Civility does not require that we force our opinions on others, demand like mindedness, or hate those with whom we disagree, but simply seeing the humanity in all people despite our differences, whatever they may be.
Life is about choices. In most cases, being happy is a choice, so is being miserable. Misery and unhappiness often stem from an always offended mindset or what I call the perpetual victim mentality. Smiles and bad moods are contagious, so those who choose to be miserable often bring those around them down, the converse is true with happiness. Choices always have consequences. Make good choices.
Take a listen and see if there is something here to help you in taking your part in turning down the hate. Welcome to the Derate The Hate Podcast…