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CORNERSTONES OF LIVING

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Bob here, First of all, a spiritual and/or charitable life is one cornerstone of living. It is more important than simply enjoying all the progress and great benefits which the physical sciences have bestowed on mankind. In general, mankind has a longer more comfortable life, a life freer from physical pain, and a life filled with interesting pastimes and educational experiences. However, there is no evidence that individuals are happier, families are more united, political bodies are wiser, or that disease and wars are less likely than in the past. With the onset of the corona-virus, the truth is we all need an inward sense of well-being, a purpose for living, a feeling of connection to our community and faith in our leaders. A charitable connection to a religious institution or charity, whether online or not, best fills that need.
Also important is to support your favorite local candidate for office in this years election. Put your extra money and time towards improving your country, wherever your heart leads you. Get involved in politics. Make your opinion count with your support and vote . Your country needs at least that much from you .

For a personal goal, I want to:
Be a person who understands and forgives;
Be a person who has a nurturing heart;
Be a person who listens instead of judge's;
Be a person people can count on, and most importantly by your actions, inspires others to follow your example..

I will Start...
with a vision of a community that becomes more nurturing and stable as a result of many following your example;
with a vision of communities where the opportunity for all citizens to grow and prosper is not denied by the actions or non-action of the unwise;
with a positive vision of communities that will provide an educated and confident citizenship that has faith in the well being of of their children and grandchildren, and future generations to come.

I will act upon this vision by...
reading stories of virtuous people who you admire, and note that their strengths and values that make them admirable can be made your own;
by ignoring the worldly impression that you as an individual are powerless to effect a positive change in your community or country, and act with faith that participation in the election of politicians who best share your views works to the benefit of all, and with faith that your example will inspire other good citizens to do their part also.
by improving your strengths so that your efforts will bless others and so that everyone following your example can prosper.

NOTE: I develop my own view of right and wrong and now consider myself an Independent, but I know that others can disagree with my idea of what is virtuous, so do what you feel is right based on your own feelings of what is right. It is your choice, I only ask that you be willing to challenge your own opinions by giving weight to opposing view points before you make the final decision when the time is ripe. I consider the merit of views expressed on both CNN and FOX for the well being of my self education and feel this world will be a better place if others follow my example.

I wish all a success and hope you enjoyed my sharing these thoughts. Thank you for reading - Bob
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