Today I will just write about a hodge-podge of things. I will begin with the most important of thoughts on my mind today and that is that our dog is back to full and complete recovery! If you have followed my blogs then you know that he suffered a breakdown when we left home for two weeks. He is 14 so it wasn’t for sure that he was too old to make a complete recovery. We are delighted to say the least! It’s always hard to have to put down a good and faithful pet friend so we feel very Blessed that he is back to being his old perky happy self and that he can get enough control back so we get some sleep again. A few more years “Old Friend!”
I have had it heard that if government, churches, corporations, and companies just got rid of lawyers then we could all go back to the hand shake and a person’s word over contracts and society would be a better place again. If you read my last blog then you know that in our society it is the people’s law that has always been one step ahead on compassion for the less powerful amongst us. History shows that the voice of the people makes the law that keeps and kept us honest and civilized long before either the bureaucrats of government or the churches and certainly corporations recognized the failures of mankind. As a population grows it brings with it more problems. If all of mankind had compassion then we would not need government or laws but mankind is not pre-disposed towards morality in the same families much less in the same generations.
The generation before mine has been labled the greatest generation but it certainly doesn’t mean that all of the members of the generation were great. It was a generation that both encouraged as well as condoned prejudices,bigotry,segregation,as well as spousal and child abuse because it was the man’s role to control both, or at least was blind to the fact that it existed. Terminology like discrimination against minorities or women, or sexual harassment was yet decades away much less considered against the law. It was also the first generation that made making contracts over a handshake necessary.
Scientists for years have been stumped by why in one family alone, raised by the same two parents with presumely the same rules why one will pay their bills while the other one takes no moral responsibility towards them; Why one will go to jail while another will be a fine and upstanding citizen; Why one will feel an obligation to give back to society while another will take or at very least do nothing unless they get paid for it,,,,etc.,etc.. I certainly have no answer for it.
I just hope that if I do nothing else that my blogs help us understand the need to look more inward towards seeing ourselves as much of the probelm as we are the solution. Depending totally on government, religion, and family to take care of our own short comings is as much a part of what is wrong as anything else. I know the democrats would like to believe it is all the republicans while the republicans belive it is the democrats but didn’t we sit back and let it happen as well? Not to mention believed 8 years of lies and voted them in.
I do believe that the hope for us as a society does come from each and everyone of us taking responsibility for what is the right thing to do, meeting our own responsibility and to keeping our own counsil with much less thought on why the Joneses are doing or not doing something unless it is a family in need, that could use our help up.
And finally today, I wonder why the maytag washer and dryer and the sears refrigerator that we bought in 1972 still runs and works great yet but by 1980 the appliances became ready for the dump in 10 years or less. It doesn’t make sense that appliances should become less dependable rather than more dependable unless they are deliberately designed that way. Also I wonder why when the patent was bought out by a tire company years ago to build tires that would last the lifetime of our automobiles, why we are yet to see the tires?
I guess it takes acknowledging that a fast one is being pulled, getting involved ourselves instead of waiting for the next guy to do it, and then contacting government. Unless we are tired of government in our lives. In that case then, I guess, instead of bitching about government we need to be getting citizens organized and signing petitions to make corporations more honest. But Lordy. Lordy, Lordy where would we start when it comes to both offering compassion and stopping greed? I guess I’ll have to rest a spell on that!