Sunday, October 23, 2005

Something magnificent is happening

"I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amidst the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail."
- C.A. Beard

It's hard to see improvement when destruction is in your face every day.

Each day we work toward improvement in our lives. When something bad happens, it focusses our attention on the bad, distracting us from the good that we have achieved or that may have been achieved around us.

We see these are problems that must be solved. When we can't solve them ourselves, we assume that other can't solve them either, especially if our governments don't act toward solution.

This thinking is wrong on all counts, despite how natural it may be. What we cannot solve ourselves, we can solve by working with others. If we refuse to working with others, preferring to what we know we can manage, some problems will be impossible to solve.

If we want to see marked improvement in our lifetimes, we will have to drop on inhibitions about working in coopearte with others and put the greater good of our future ahead of our own immediate benefit.

We also need to look for others who will work with us. They are out there, but they are quiet because they think that no one wants to work with them.

The good guys are always so quiet. Magnificent things happen when they come together and speak up.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to bring people together for the greater good of all humankind.
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