Journal Entry # 269
November 28th, 2010
We all do
Because the future is now. There is no future or past there is only this moment.
How humanity will be 100 years from now will greatly depend on what we teach our children today. The future is now. This is what we must determine for our species to advance peacefully.
This applies to us all.
We must learn from our past. It is not too hard to see what works and what does not so what drives us to make the same mistakes over and over? 200 years ago we did not face the vast majority of the problems we face today.
Overpopulation, misuse of the environment, Global annihilation, Extreme poverty and disease and other issues that we as a species have created. If we start today we can change the path we are on but how will we do this? I believe that we must address the root problem and that is believing and acting on lies in the forms of religion, choices of rule and weaponry for starters. We tend to ignore reality in favor of fantasy.
We must learn and we must teach our children to;
Think for themselves as well as the welfare of all humanity.
To Seek the truth and acknowledge it when it is discovered.
To define things within our reality.
To dream and imagine.
To set goals that are realistic and achievable.
To realize that peace is the goal not domination.
That we can serve others while being selfish.
To become knowledgeable in all areas of life.
To take the road less traveled.
To have respect and self-worth in our selves and others.
To think not only individually but expanding to global thinking as well.
That war is never the ultimate answer.
That to dehumanize another dehumanizes oneself in the process.
That stuff is just stuff and the need will never be fulfilled.
That true happiness comes in moments as well as every other emotional state.
That while faith is important it must be balanced by reason.
That we only have this life so don’t waste it.
That life is about balance and when the balance is off we must correct it.
That our life here on this planet is amazing if we want it to be.
That you are never too old to try something new.
To think creatively.
That love is a powerful force.
We must listen before we speak understand before we offer an opinion and acknowledge the facts as facts.
That to serve you fellow human beings has great personal rewards.