Sage advice about ‘religion’ Self awareness and self control. Religion gets a bad rap. Maybe it deserves to have a bad reputation. Maybe it doesn’t. Only one person can decide. This requires self awareness and self control. Another thing only one person can embrace. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.