There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.”
As simple as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to over complicate the issues, when an easy and simple solution would be obvious.
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.
Their teachings have become convoluted and are no longer deemed sensible. Because so many have lost sight of the basic universal truths, they think these values no longer apply. Mention age old values and many people would have no idea what you were talking about.
There are always outside influences that you feel you simply cannot control. It is how one reacts to these circumstances that determine the final outcome. It is these choices that determine our success or failure. Everything happens for a reason. Seemingly on a physical level we don't seem to be able to control our reality, however on some subconscious level, we choose to participate in every single event that comes our way. We may not be aware of it, but that is how the universe works.
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Because we are individuals, we each live a different reality, based on our life experiences, education, and perspective. Strange as it may seem, two people sitting next to each other will perceive the exact same event entirely differently. Because of this it should make sense that we each have an inner world knowledge and perspective specific to only us. Because of this no one can have more authority over what is right for you than you.
We often have the perception that the most important answers to life's questions come from outside ourselves. This is an erroneous assumption, because of our personal perspective, experience, and desires, only we know the best possible path to pursue.
I believe there is some sort of "universal common sense”. In other words, events evolve according to a natural order, and certain rules apply that cannot be changed. These are God's laws or the natural order of things. For example, if you live by a high set of moral standards, your life will naturally be better than if your life is filled with drugs, alcohol and otherwise bad behavior. Develop a good financial plan and financial rewards will come to pass. Break these universal (God's) laws and disaster will follow.
Living by God’s Law doesn’t guarantee a so-called perfect life, but life will be better, and easier than if the Laws of Nature are completely ignored and you wander through life with no plan.
We cannot keep teaching beliefs that are not based on solid time worn principles that have endured the test of time. The laws of Nature and/ or Nature’s God cannot be denied without serious consequences. They are unbending and unbreakable.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors. The following chapters follow no particular order of importance. Changing our thinking could change our perspective and thus change the direction we are headed. If no one listens, then the future of our planet and humanity are destined for disaster.