while sitting here listening to my 1980’s and 90’s smooth jazz I reflected on how good I felt back then. I felt simply great then, and of course I feel simply great now…however there is a difference. Now I have to fight off the anguish coming from some communities around here and around the country. Make that around the world. People are praying for a solution to end the violence. Actually I call it madness.
Of course the outside influences sets a poor example.
How do adults solve their problems? How do countries solve their problems? Unnecessarily by force too much of the time. And the masses continue to really say nothing. They keep electing people who seem to actively select war as a solution for anything that doesn’t go their way. They lie and steal with impunity. They sell violence all over the mass media and video. Where else can the children learn about shooting and killing?
In the 80’s and 90’s people still primarily maintained control of their children. As for now my thoughts are simply this:
If today’s parents do not practice maintaining control of their children from 2 to 16 years old they cannot hope to gain control of them in their late teens, twenties or thirties and that is the age group which seems to run amok. If they do not, the madness will continue… does it seem to increase now and then? Or is that my imagination?
The biblical story, “you live by the sword, you die by the sword,” translates to this at the very least: you will get out of it what you put into it.
Keep in mind, nature is bountiful!
And it is always your choice what you grow.