By Chris Rossini
We live in a fascinating and infinite universe. All of the knowledge discovered about it barely scratches the surface as to what is yet to be known. We live on an amazing planet, and this too contains secrets that are totally unknown to humanity.
We didn't create ourselves. Lots of people would have opted for the bodybuilder/supermodel physique if there was a choice in the matter. We know almost nothing about ourselves, how the body works, how the mind works, etc. We know some things, that's for sure; but there's much more that we don't know.
Not only did we not create ourselves, but we didn't create other people either. Even if we have children; they may come through us, but they definitely don't come from us. If humanity depended on people literally creating other people, we'd be in serious trouble.
We don't know what comes next with certainty, or what choices we will make in the future. We can plan with some confidence of probability, but that's as far as we can go with our plans ... probability.
Even if a person has had the same cereal for breakfast for 30 years straight, and is absolutely positive in his mind that he'll have it again tomorrow, a tornado might rip through his neighborhood and force him to change his plans.
We don't know what other people will choose either. A vast majority of businesses fail trying to predict what consumers will want to buy. No business plans on failing. They all think they've got a winner. But the market always has the final word, regardless of what anyone thinks.
So here we are in a universe that we barely understand, and on a planet that we hardly know. We didn't create ourselves, or anyone else, and we don't know what the future holds.
Now let's start to mess things up...
Let's say that a person (or more commonly a group of people) are sitting around the country club bar, and they come up with a grand idea ---- They're going to mold the world, and re-make other people with the use of force.
Granted they didn't make themselves, or anyone else for that matter, but they're going to re-make others to their own liking.
They're going to re-make not only people ... but entire nations.
And then finally ... the world!
They're going to micromanage every detail, despite the fact that every detail is fundamentally unknowable.
The history that they don't like will be erased. The people they don't like will be censored. The news will be the news that's approved-of. Education will be what they say it is. Everyone will hate who they're told they're supposed to hate.
Does this plan sound like it lines up with reality?
Lots of people live their lives attracted to this belief. It's their mission. And not just governments or so-called "deep states," or "powers behind the throne"....but regular people too.
The lust for power is available to everyone. It's an error that everyone is capable of making.
Power, going back to the very beginning of recorded history is seductive...but it can only be destructive.
The goal is always the same, whether it be 2000 years ago, or today.....An impossible quest to re-make others.
So how is one to live while so many people run around forcefully trying to re-make everyone else but themselves?
Well, a good place to start is with oneself.
The person in the mirror is the only person that we have the power to change. It stops there and goes no further.
But how does one change? What does one change?
Well, there's really only one major thing that we are in control of: our mindset....our ideas....what we choose to believe, and what we choose not to believe.
Everything else follows from that. Actions always follow ideas.
Since ideas are what we have the power to change, we need some kind of standard. Which ideas should we believe?
Fortunately, a standard exists!
Every idea that we individually believe is either true, or false.
So perhaps the changes that we should each concentrate on (for ourselves) is to first identify the truth and make it a part of our psyche ... while simultaneously identifying and discarding errors in our thinking.
Since there are no individuals who are all-knowing or omnipotent, it necessarily means that we're always a mixed bag. Some things that we each individually know and believe are true, while other things that we believe are in error.
While we can never get rid of all errors in our thinking, we can always climb higher and higher, learning more and more truth for as long as we live.
Since errors are a necessary part of the human experience, the idea of re-making others seems ridiculous and a road to nowhere. Attempting to re-make others is a HUGE error!
So what about other people?
Is there anything that makes sense when dealing with others?
Should we have an individual "foreign policy" when dealing with others?
Well (since force is out of the question) it seems that the best that can be done peacefully is to set a good example ... and to also speak the truth!
To speak the truth is to peacefully give of oneself to others.
Now, that doesn't mean others will happily listen to the truth with a smile, or even listen at all. Chances are excellent that they won't...and that's ok.
What another person does with what they hear is their own business. They may embrace it. They may laugh it. They may chastise it. They may hate it, and try to wish it away.
That's on them.
The "re-makers" of the world purposefully hide the truth from others.
At least your speaking up gives other people a chance.
Learn the truth ... speak the truth.
Being both an input ... and an output.
That sounds like a much better idea than attempting to re-make other people by threatening them (or using) force.