Another Major election will be upon us soon and so many candidates have thrown their hat in the ring BUT are we really focusing about the right things that keep our United States of America from truly becoming a better country?
We don’t don’t have to look very far to realize that Our Word and along with it Our Country has some huge issues at play. In the United States of America there are so many things that are somewhat of an easy fix that sometimes, I wonder if politicians just keep us fighting among each other so that we don’t demand a change on things that could really make a difference?
What are a few of those things you ask? Well, to start with, let’s do away with the antiquated Electoral College which now a days has become outdated and does not serve it’s original purpose. Whom ever wins the popular vote should win the election. Period.
Then we can set terms limits both in Congress and the Senate so we can Stop Creating Career Criminals ah I mean Politicians. The salaries that we pay Politicians may not seem like a lot BUT what they pocket from side deals is outrageous. Was I the only one that saw that movie where Eddie Murphy becomes a congressman. I think it was called “ The Distinguished Gentleman”. Check it out you’ll see what I mean.
Then, let’s put a Cap on how much money raised by Candidates Can Be Used For Their Actual Campaign. What ever they raise above and beyond that should be put in a Special Fund to use for Free Healthcare, Education and a Basic Housing Voucher for Ever Citizen that has a true financial need.
Let’s get rid of the outdated IRS and go to a Sales Tax on Everything Across the board. This way Everybody Pays Tax no matter what financial bracket you may fall in.
I could go on and on so don’t get me started BUT Isn’t It Time We Started Changing The Things That Matter Most and Do It Now.
Just Another Point of View.
Ever have one of those days when things were just not going well and you started feeling down and like it just may all be your fault? STOP.
Not one single one of us is perfect. If we were perfect we would be GOD and that’s probably not going to be the case.
Ever day we make mistakes. We go about our day and from time to time we say something stupid too or do something that’s may be kind of crazy. After all that is the human way.
It’s the way the Great Spirit designed us. We were meant to fall. Over and over again. Some of us many more times that others because falling leads us to learn to get up and try again. In continuing to keep falling and getting up and trying again we are supposed to learn how to succeed.
The process allows us to grow in life and as we grow we learn to live a better life.
It’s designed so that at some point we become teachers as well. Teachers of others and especially our children who are the future of this world we call earth.
You see if you look hard enough you’ll learn that our children are the future of mankind. It’s us, them and their children that hold the existence of mankind in their hands.
When our children are no longer influenced buy hate and greed there potential will be limitless. They will play together, discover, learn, progress and achieve. Together they will know No boundaries.
Stop teaching your children to hate and be greedy. Give them the opportunity to be as excellent as GOD intended.
Have a great day and hope you continue to open your mind and learn from just Another Point of View.
We have to keep asking ourselves, In this day and age of such modern technology and medical advances why are so many people, people of all ages, old and young alike, taking their own lives.
Some of these folks are even wealthy people who in some cases are famous and have everything that you and me could ever want and still they somehow believe that their lives are so screwed up, so worthless that they fell compelled to End Them. Why.
Then, one of my biggest pet peeves is that our society, and our medical professionals either don’t care enough or seem to do enough for people that have mental issues not matter how large or small they may be.
In my life I’ve know several people who have had mental issues. Some were minor and some a bit more complex. In knowing them I found out how difficult it is for them to cope with their own demons and harder still for them to find professional who are truly interested in helping them.
Back in the day, some 29 or 3o years ago they would just throw these folks in jail or a state hospital and fill them full of Quaalude on a daily basis so they would sleep or walk around like zombies all day.
Glad to report that since then both the drugs and treatment have gotten a little better but Not Much. For many of those cases where medication doesn’t sen to be working and the status quo just doesn’t want to spend the time or money on specialty treatment it would seem the industry reverts back to days of old. They stick these folks in “behavioral treatment centers” where the end result is heavy drugs and a whole new generation of zombies.
Our society needs to mount a serious investigation of the Mental Health Industry and how it treats people in our society who don’t have enough money for specialized treatment. As a society we need to banned together to make sure these people and their rights are protected as well.
Just Another Point of View.
Strange as it may sound, since the beginning of time, Man has been manipulating Man in an effort to keep him from becoming Too successful. Oddly enough the same has happened in Greek mythology and even in the case of our beloved Bible.
Countless numbers in time in history, many things have been edited by the powers that be, even the church in many instances to alter the original writing in an effort to control the masses. Don’t take my word for it but it is proven fact.
Take for instance the story of Icarus.
“Icarus’s father Daedalus, a very talented and remarkable Athenian craftsman, built the Labyrinth for King Minos of Crete near his palace at Knossos to imprison the Minotaur, a half-man, half-bull monster born of his wife and the Cretan bull. Minos imprisoned Daedalus himself in the labyrinth because he gave Minos’s daughter, Ariadne, a clew(or ball of string) in order to help Theseus, the enemy of Minos, to survive the Labyrinth and defeat the Minotaur.
Daedalus fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son. Daedalus tried his wings first, but before trying to escape the island, he warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea, but to follow his path of flight. Overcome by the giddiness that flying lent him, Icarus soared into the sky, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which due to the heat melted the wax. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms, and so Icarus fell into the sea and drowned in the area which today bears his name, the Icarian Sea near Icaria, an island southwest of Samos.
This tragic theme of failure at the hands of hubris contains similarities to that of Paethon.”
Even this original writing was changed over the course of history to the point that someone deleted the part about flying to low and just left in the part about flying too high. Trying to make people believe that it didn’t matter how low in life you got but never try to fly too high or you’ll destroy yourself.
As we’ve learned over the span of many years sometimes it is those with the greatest hubris that change the status quo.
Just another Point of View.
The most important thing we should all realize about life is that we are Not in control.
Our life is designed that way. Even though we may have limited control over some things many things we will never be able to control.
With that in mind, we should learn to forgive, forget (to some degree) and most of all Move On. In fact, our greatest power in life is, how we rebound from those things in life that do not end up well.
Most of us expect way too much of ourselves and because of that, we live a life of depression thinking that we are not worthy. We must learn to set goals that are in sink with what our life path is currently and improve on that.
Learn to fully appreciate what we have and what we’ve accomplished no matter how great or small that may be, and move forward.
With the exception of GOD, the rest of us, not one of us are perfect. With that in mind, we must learn to share whatever talents and blessings GOD has given us with others on a daily basis.
We must always be conscious of the fact that hating and worrying are just a waste of our time and energy. We learn early in our lives that hating on something or worrying about something NEVER changes the outcome. So why Do It.
Know and understand that from all failures or setbacks in life we are supposed to learn a lesson.
Never forget that the things we pay the most attention to will grow or in some cases fester.
So make certain you are always focused on things that are important and positive in your life.
What we fail to realize is that We Don’t Need More To Be Happy.
Too much, managed incorrectly, will bring us nothing but sorrow.
So learn to give from the abundance of our blessings to others who need the help.
Remember those material things may serve to distract us more than they help to make us a better person.
Truth, Love, Peace, and Helping are the things that should guide our life path.
Be Well, Be Blessed, GOD Speed.
Just Another Point of View.
It amazes me at times how so many of us have so much and yet feel like we have little or nothing at all. I have trouble putting that together. Trying to figure out why so many of us have so many voids in our lives at times.
We sit in our nice apartments or houses, with our nice late model cars or trucks in our driveways, watching something on Cable or Satellite on our nice, Big, Flat Screen Tv’s and while looking something up on the internet on our Tablet or Smartphone though our high speed WiFi and still we seem to think we’re in sad shape? Where has all the family gone?
Some of us have just spent a recent holiday with close family and even with a few extended family members that we may only just get to see every now and then but, when you stop and think about it, we are the lucky ones. There are all to many others of us who grew up with family around us even next door or just down the street and those family members don’t even make an effort to reach out to us at all anymore.
Sadder still, it’s not that some of our relatives don’t know where we are because they know we’re on Facebook and know what city we live in but what a horrible upbringing we must have had that they instead decide to shun us. You guys know exactly who you are or who these people are. The same people that sat on the porch with us while we played with little plastic soldiers or ran around the house with us playing Indians and cowboys. The same people that walked to school with us down the railroad tracks every day or came over on the weekend to play with our dog and us.
Sometimes we are so caught up with our every day stuff and our own close family that we just tend to put distance between us and all that family we once were part of early on in our lives. Somewhere along the way, some of us realize this and, we try to reach out. Sadly some of us don’t go far enough in trying to reach out and before we know it those brothers, sisters, cousins, etc, have big families of there own. Family members that may never know of us until someone mentions their going to our funeral? After that it’s just too late.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all those extended cousins, nieces and nephews even knew who we were and what we’ve done in our lives even if only for reference. What a much nicer family it could be. Unfortunately many of us will never know unless someone makes an effort to reach at some point and often. Happy New Year and GOD Speed.
Just Another Point Of View.
Can’t we just all get along? More and more these days it seems that we worry too much about what others say and do and trying to be as politically correct as possible instead of worrying about the things that should truly matter to all of us. It would seem that we waste so much valuable time and hour, days, weeks and months of our lives addressing things that are so unimportant ion the larger realm of things.
Recently anther person was fired for what she said that did not seem to be politically correct with respect to race. Even during a Halloween broadcast recently
Al Roker also got in slightly hot water based on the fact that he dressed up as a white man as a holiday costume, but really.
Until We All Figure Out A Way to Become Civil About Things related to The Color of Our Skin or Our Ethnic Origin Will We Be Able To Live As ONE PEOPLE In This World And The World Would Be Such A Much Better Place By It. I believe You should have a Right To Not Like People Dressing Up In Black Face Just As I Should Be Able To Not Like People Dressing Up Like Red Skins BUT, We Should Be Able To Discuss Such Things In A Civil Manner. Make Others Understand WHY Such Things Are Not Right BUT DO NOT Seek To Destroy Them Because They Don’t Understand Why. That In ITSELF Is The Biggest Racist Act Anyone Can Participate In And Will Only Continue To Divide Us.
Isn’t it time to try to start working to a solution to this and other similar issues that cause us to just waste valuable time on thinks that we should have been able to come to terms with long ago.
Even that GOOD Book has much to say about the subject.
Psalm 133:1-3 “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity. “
1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” Mathew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 1 John 3:11 “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.”
I could go on and on but we should all get the picture now. Live, Let Live and above everything else, Love. GOD Speed.
What would Jesus tell you if he was sitting next to you at this moment?
Would He tell you that you need to take that first step to change your life?
Would He say, focus on Him and he will get you through it?
Would he tell you no matter what, no matter if you fail, no matter if you fall flat on your face, that he isn’t leaving you?
And even more important, Are We Listening?
If you have Food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of all the people in the world.
If You have Money in The Bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish, You are among the Top 8% of the Worlds Wealthy,
If you read this on Your Computer You Are Part Of The 1% in the World who has that opportunity.
If You Woke Up This Morning With More Health Than Illness You Are More Blessed Than The Many Who Will Not Survive This Day.
If You’ve Never Experienced The Fear Of Battle, The Loneliness of imprisonment, the Agony or Torture. Or the Pangs Of Starvation. You Are Ahead Of 700 Million People In This World.
If You Can Hold Your Head U And Smile You Are Not The Norm, Your Unique To All Those In Doubt and Despair.
Thank You LORD for giving me the Ability To Share This Message And For Giving Me So Many Friends To Share It With.
Give Thanks these days for everything we’re blessed with. Even the smallest gifts are a blessing that may some day turn in to greater ones.
Just Another Point of View.
The Years Just seem to Zoom By Faster and Faster Every Year.
That’s why it’s so important to do more, see more, experience more every single day before that opportunity Is No Longer Ours.
Did you ever stop to think that for every minute we spend analyzing
someone else’s life it affects our life as well. Yes, every minute we spend on social media of every single day we look at how our past or the present is doing.
As we look it makes us happy or sad, jealous or even angry that others may have or are doing so much more than we are and you start to realize that by continuing to look at social media and judge other’s existence, that very act, is affecting our daily and future existence as well.
So STOP That. Stop being happy or sad over the past or the present. STOP being jealous or angry about the fact that others have more or are doing more than you and START Doing More yourself.
STOP living life through someone else’s existence on social media and start creating a better life for yourself. Start Living, a Better Life, for Yourself.
Did you ever stop to think what the most pleasing Five Letter Word is? Money, No It’s Not Money. Could it be Sorry? Nope, Not Sorry Either. SMILE is the most pleasing five letter word. So take a little time to bring a smile to someone’s face today.
Research shows laughter has a number of direct health benefits:Strengthening your immune system, It may reduce food cravings (we eat because we’re bored). Laughter can increase your threshold for pain and is linked to the healthy function of blood vessels.
As Iron sharpens Iron, So One Person Sharpen Another.
Let Not The Day Pass without Helping Someone Today.
As a child he was Epileptic and had uncontrollable seizures.
His father was a pianist and his mother was a jazz singer in a club.
Hard to believe but following in hes parents footsteps he wrote his first on his dad’s piano at the early age of seven.
He had a hard early life with his parents divorcing when he was only ten years old. His mom remarried but the young man had a difficult relationship with his new stepfather. That led to him moving back in with his real father which proved to be a blessing when is old man bought him his first guitar.
As things would go, soon after that his father, for what ever the reason, kicked him out and so this young man moved into his neighbors basement.
Once, his cousin, also a musician, asked him to play on an album. It was that moment that convinced him to pursue his own musical ambitions. He made a Demo Tape but couldn’t seem to get anyone to listen to it. So he went back to the start and recorded a new one which finally caught someone’s ear and got some much needed and deserved attention.
Just turned seventeen and still living in his neighbors basement he landed a deal with Warner Brothers Records. This kid has some huevos, even with no professional experience he demanded to be allowed to produce his own first album.
The executives at the Record Company were hesitant to give full control to such a young person but they finally gave in. So this young man set out to prove them all wrong. He decided to play every single instrument on his first album. Before he was done he played all 27 instruments to get it done.
His Debut Album went Platinum and the rest is history.
The young man later became know as the Artist formerly know as Prince.
Just goes to show, if you try and try again eventually you can get it done yourself. Just Another Point of View.