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.
Do you ever wonder, cause sometimes do, if in attempting to be So Politically Correct we aren’t Violating One Our Most Sacred Rights? I’m talking about The FIRST Amendment, The Right To Freedom of Speech. Could we be just annihilating it in theory at least if not in strict legality.
If someone writes that they think I look like a Monkey or a character from “Planet of The Apes” which, by the way I probably do or have looked like on several occasions, how can anyone have the right to ASSUME that they mean it as a Racial Slur?
Not to mention, in doing so, destroy a persons livelihood and their ability to earn a living without truly knowing if that’s what they meant at the time they wrote that about me.
After pondering all that for a while now I can’t say that I’m not 100% sure that what America has done to Rosanne Barr may be morally and / or legally right. After all, this is America land of the free home of the brave where our soldiers fight wars in places far, far away to protect our right to be free even in our speech.
The way I see it, unless you can prove without a benefit of the doubt that what you think someone said at any given time they wrote something was true, there is no case.
It then all become assumption, conjecture. Nothing more than someone giving credence to a rumor, a belief someone has, and certainly Not A Truth.
I’ve looked at a picture of the person Rosanne supposedly besmirched on that infamous Tweet and I must say I have to agree. If you put a Picture of her next to a picture of Dr Zira (one of my favorite characters from “Planet Of The Apes”, there is a slight resemblance. But then again if you put a picture of ME next to a picture of Clyde the orangutan from the Clint Eastwood Movie “Every which Way But Loose” you’ll have to admit there is a slight resemblance as well. How can we prove that those are Racist comparisons though? According to researchers, “The great ape families are the species most closely related to our own”. So, Come On now, can we all just try to Relax and live together without being So Sensitive?
As Christians, we’re even worst. We sanctimoniously pick and choose which parts of the Bible we want to follow on any given day and which ones we just run over with a Mac truck. We violate Bible verse every day without giving it a second thought but when we catch someone in the public eye doing it, OMG you would think it was the end of the world. Tie them to the stacks and stone them in public.
The truly sad thing is that in thousands and thousands of years we still have not learn to get along as one people. That we still don’t realize that the more we choose to segregate ourselves by the color of our eyes, our skin, race, heritage, geographic origin, etc, etc, etc WE WILL NEVER achieve that goal. We must set all our bad history aside and accept to see and treat each other as Equals. Only then will we that happen.
Don’t get me wrong and don’t put words in my mouth. I’m not saying we can’t be proud of who our ancestors and our heritage. Let’s how ever stop using what our ancestors went through and learn from it instead of using it to continue to separate us as One People.
We don’t have to like or agree with something someone else says but then again we don’t have to start a huge campaign to ruin their world either. Leave that to Karma.
Just another Point of View.
Wow, Just barley into summer and it has been a wild ride indeed.
After Sarah Gilbert does a comedy skit with John Goodman who was a guest on the CBS Show “The Talk”, a skit about their old show Roseanne. Gilbert was so impressed about how comfortable the skit felt that she asked Goodman if he would be willing to do the show again.
Without hesitation Goodman was in and that was the start of the re-boot of the new Roseanne show featuring the one and only Roseanne Barr. Gilbert quickly contacted other former show members who also were quick to come on board and the new show was re-born.
It debuted on ABC with a huge ratings and remained as the number one show on TV till it went into hiatus for the season. By this time ABC had already renewed the show for a second season with Roseanne rumored to be making about Half A Million per episode.
The world was a Rosy place until one night when, as she claims, Roseanne, in an Ambient stupor, on her computer first off a Tweet that would bring an abrupt halt to all the goodness that anyone could find in the re-boot of the Roseanne show.
With the swift click of the Enter button Roseanne managed to insult, and in the worst possible way, a whole race of people as her tweet in most of America’s eyes, basically compared them to characters from the Planet of The Apes. YIKES.
Immediately the attacks on the Tweet ad Roseanne started. In a few hours Roseanne, most likely realizing by now that she had crossed the line, deleted the Tweet and started apologizing and even Tweeted that she was leaving Twitter. Sadly hat was far from the truth.
Over the course of the rest of the night and the following day, Rosy had continued Tweeting almost about 300 times. She went from attempting to defend herself to continuing to lash out at people and continuing to compare this one poor lade to a character from Planet Of The Apes.
But this time public sentiment was so high against Roseanne that ABC had no choice but to take action and they Canceled their Number One Show. Wow. A sign of the times that you just can’t say anything and get away with it. Well, unless your Donald Trump but, that a whole different story.
It’s like grandma used t say, “You just can’t let your Alligator Mouth over run your Hummingbird Brain”. Just Another Point Of View.