We Live in a World of Choices

Choices, choices… everyday we have choices. Do we go up, down, left, right, turn around and go back or in another direction? Making choices can be difficult, if not harrowing, yet we have to make them – it’s our destiny. Whether you believe in a higher being or not, choices are our way of life.

Many choose to accept this as our way of life, and others choose to blame others, or Present choicessomething else for our failures. The strange thing is, we accept all that is good, then blame someone or something else for our failures.

Within the last month or so, many friends and I have spoken about this subject, even about choices which one commented to another, “Have you considered that everyone else is correct and you’re wrong?” That statement coming from a religious person is absurd. Speaking religiously, how many times have we seen in biblical history that following the crowd leads to anything from suffering bad results personally, to horrible results for a community? There is the supposed safety of being in a community, but when the community you’re in suffers, so do you, yet we continue. It’s like we never learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of those who lived before us. We can blame the lack of  knowledge on the “elite” – that’s very convenient in an age where we can find what was via the internet, but that carries no water. Granted, it’s difficult to weed out what is true among all the material that is available, but one simple way to get at it is to look for consistencies.

Providing you’re a person who gives and looks for respect in life and choices, you understand that each of us has the right to make and live our choices, whether others agree or not. Many decisions which are made are from what our chosen society, community and families think – seldom (in my experiences) are choices made from our own reasoning – we seem to hate to take responsibility for our own choices – we hate to stand alone. If one saying is correct, “Misery loves company”, this will explain our inability to make our own decisions, and stand by them, whether right or wrong.

I’ve written a lot about non-conformity over the years and here I hope to summarize those thoughts a bit.

Presently, we are inundated with choices, although they don’t seem like choices. Some are on whether or not to have cell phones, notepads, computers, and what we should do with them – what programs and applications to use on them? – what is privacy and if it’s important: what is GMO? and if it’s dangerous for us – what we should do and how we should eat and drink: 5G is supposedly coming, and how it will affect us: if the drugs that doctors give so freely is good or bad for our physical and mental health, and how they affect the society in which we live. There are SO many questions, and so many answers – so, which choice is correct for you AND society?

If you’re looking for me to answer any of these questions, or others, stop! The answer is in you, or better yet, it’s with what many have chosen to deny – they’re with our Creator. Sure, you can blame someone else, including our Creator if you choose – you’ll feel good, for awhile, but the problem(s) still exist – just like a person who thinks he/she can drink the problems away. If you look at mistakes, wrong choices as an avenue to learn, you’ve become all the wiser for learning, and growing.

Choice ConsciquenceIf we as humanity continue to dodge the correct choice and not learn, we will remain where we are – ignorantly blaming others and not going anywhere.

On the extreme: choice wrong, refuse to learn, then you and your community will suffer. You will have to deal with all of the above and more because of fear – fear of standing alone, of doing what is correct, even in the light of everyone doing wrong.

 

Written by:

Kirk Spencer

Addressing Two Present Issues

Of all the issues facing us today, here are two things which we see, whether we notice them or not.

One of the things we don’t do today is, discuss. I’m leaving the discussion box open… if necessary.

Thank you to “Jason A” of YouTube for sharing!

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A Case of Responsibility, Credit and Blame

As most of you know, I consider myself to be apolitical:  I have a few friends that disagree with my view of myself, but as I argue this with them, the only thing I can say to defend myself is, if I hear it and/or see it, I’ll remember it.  So, whatever I hear or see in the news, or other sources, I’ll remember it and compare it to what is known, what I already know, and what I’ll eventually learn.

What I’d love to see in this election year are people who actually know why there is such heated debates, if not arguments over which candidate is the best and what the presidents actual duties and abilities are.  As I wrote about this before, contrary to seemingly popular belief, you don’t elect a president to be your dictator for four years!  As a matter of fact – if you know your constitution, you’ll know that congress and the senate run the country – and since the Republicans gained control half-way through President Obama’s term in office, this is when his real problems started… but not only his problems, our problems.  In short, the president is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and the leader – or if you prefer – the representative of the U.S.  It’s easier to have one person representing a nation or even a business than taking the whole of congress and the senate (in business, the board of directors) to a meeting.

In politics as well as religion – the two subjects that can get most people in really hot water – there are discussions that people take credit for all the wonderful things they or their “side” does, but those same people are very reluctant to take responsibility for all the ill’s they, or their “side” have done; it’s akin to taking all the glory, but none of the responsibility for any failures.

No matter what country you live in, if your country is having elections of any kind, please take the time to know what your constitution allows, supports; what your candidate of choice actually stands for, know his or her moral character (without morals, everyone will suffer whatever ill’s that person brings to the office you elected them too), and know their short-comings.  To give a hint – by now most everyone world-wide knows how much Mitt Romney “flip-flops”, so I ask you, how do you think the leaders of other nations will take to Mr. Romney when he says one thing, but with his current record of changing his mind on a whim… are those national leaders going to feel secure that his word is his bond?  You decide.

Whomever you elect to your political offices, if they run their office well, by all means, take credit for their success:  if they drop the ball, and kick it instead of picking it up and correcting their mistake(s) – if they “line their pockets” the those of their friends, political or corporate while others suffer, take the blame and do something about it… besides complain and “pass the buck.”  You elected that person into office and most constitutions allow you to, in one form or another, to remedy the wrongs of that leader.  Just know who your enemy is before taking action.

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Just as a closing note:  it is my plan to write an open letter to Mr. Mitt Romney about things that we all see and know about him… I actually hope he does read it.  I’ll show much more respect to him as a person and as a candidate than he is showing to the incumbent president.  The views I present will be my own, but for those that know my style by now, I’ll do my best to provide facts, not just opinions.

Have a wonderful day!