Stupidity or Tidy

December 31, 2014

The Bible spans a period of 4000 years of world history. The Bible was written by many human authors, yet it is one book in theme, consistent throughout. The Bible was written 2000 years ago, yet it has been repeatedly proven accurate, and is still relevant today. (Scientific “facts” have come and gone.) The Bible is the world’s most widely distributed book. 2.5 billion copies were distributed between 1815 and 1975. The Bible was the first book to be printed mechanically (Gutenberg Press). Portions of the Bible have been translated in over 1000 languages.  The Bible has contributed to changed lives of countless individuals and nations.

Can the above justifications tell the completeness and perfection of the Bible which billions of followers and people in the world follow and strictly adhere? NOT.  Age is not requirement since the Books of Buddhism and Hinduism are much older than the Bible. Widely distribution is not criterion since many books have been distributed and in fact translated in every language. Number of followers is not prerequisite since there are other causes who have numerous followers.

Human history state that Lucy is aged more than 3.5 millions of age. What was the book of guidance which humanity used to practice and follow before 4000 years ago is not answered in the Bible. The rational and logical quest people have in terms of creation theory in which it states that on the second day the creation of day and night comes to being while the Sun was created on the fourth day is still left unanswered and put the book in the doubts in the minds of thinking people except few justifications are delivered by its advocators since they have deep sense of belonging which sound unacceptable, and the book somehow has illogical presentation and is not fully convincing since people cannot separate presence and absence of the sun with day and night and they ask, how come the source is created later than the effect, which make e book irrational, traditional and illogical?

Accordingly one clicks to one’s mind that there are two fundamentally basic factors that significantly contribute to its success. The first one is the human ignorance since many people cannot go far beyond what is written in the Bible, due to fear that can come about as result of such deviation in which people are stigmatized and discriminated as result of their act of deviance; and they cannot question and rationalize many aspects of life and concepts of the world due to their limitation in thinking and understanding which they have to date.

The second one is the time factor in which the Bible was introduced as there was no such competitors in the thinking world and it excelled those who did exist at that given time. However, it faces all kinds of positions and resistance in these very days since objective reality is telling something in this world even if fanaticism and fundamentalism of what the followers are reflecting in everywhere, but many people start questioning its completeness, accuracy and conformity with objective reality.

Whatever number of followers it contains and all kinds of justifications are delivered in testifying its truthiness and completeness, reality makes many people to doubt and ask all kind of questions which is reflected as result of many thousands sects and different tags of followers created under one given book, who cannot sit and discuss issues and matters, in together, related to the subject matter raised in the book and consequently the book becomes causes of confusions and contradictions in the world.

The Bible spans a period of 4000 years of world history. The Bible was written by many human authors, yet it is one book in theme, consistent throughout. The Bible was written 2000 years ago, yet it has been repeatedly proven accurate, and is still relevant today. Accuracy and relevance are not reflected in being cause of contradiction, confusion, divisions and dissension and other aspects which we see in today. If it is accurate, there is no sect and dissents amongst such numerous followers in the world. If it is relevant, people will not raise doubts in many aspects and start asking and they in fact prefer to live without God and religion as well.

Although the Book has contributed great deal in the spiritual advancement and development of human society in past and to date, it is good time by now to reflect on the far reaching consequence it is going to deliver due to the signs and symptoms it is having and showing on the present day society, and people should ask and contemplate, where are we heading and what we should look like after few decades if the present signs of decomposition are getting worse is good point people should consider before the worse is going to come.

One of the things people should consider in here is that they need to contemplate and meditate on the endless and unfulfilled promises which people do and live by waiting years and centuries under the cover—promise, faith and hope—which sound bit tricky and deceiving and such way of life give an opportunity to few and prominent figures to play the game of corruption in the foolishness of the mass in which they take advantage of their personal benefits and selfish desires at the expense of the stupidity of the mass. This needs a revision.

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Delusion  or Vision

December 29, 2014

While reading the book entitled the Rich or Poor Dad, it states, does school prepare children for the real world? In fact, what is the real world look like, is it the one we see it on this plane of existence. Or what it should look like, since both are important aspects in which what is reflected and manifested in this world is more of mirage thing in which most part of actions and reactions are silly ones and this world is more of fake things and they are not even tempting to possess them since it is more of material or junk stuff than any other real matter.

This world is in most cases subjected to rules and regulations in which rules are designed in way to protect the rights and freedom of the mass, but they happen to be and they end up in protecting the few; they at the end of the day happen to create an island in any given society. Under such rules and regulations, there are underground crimes and unacceptable acts going on. In cases, legitimate bodies are found doing illegitimate and unacceptable acts. Respected people are found committing deplorable acts.

Crimes are going on behind the curtain and they are considered as legitimate since they cannot be supported with evidences and with objective facts. However, there are cases and circumstances in which those hidden acts and covered crimes are seen out to the public at large in their own good times and those respected individuals could lose the dignity and honor they have due to shameful and embarrassing acts they perform in behind and they commit grievous acts under cover. In this case, confusion is the king in this society and such society lives in national state of embarrassment and shame.

And people do not like such things and something that overtakes dignity and sovereignty of society, even if it is their faults, they attribute what they do not like with different kinds of expressions since such happenings and occurrences are something very hard to accept and swallow to their deep inside since they have committed something bad and unacceptable act on others. As time passes by, the truth comes out slowly and step by step, such people’s trail and efforts who were fighting the truth be buried under the soil becomes unsuccessful,  their sense of embarrassment and shameful acts become visible to every passer bye on stage since the truth is always evident and everyone will see it since it is true.

Accordingly such people say, such truths which they do not like as ugly truth, inconvenient truth and so on for the truth which is hard to accept and hard to reject, in which such people deliver certain label to the crude truth which could put harm or deprive certain benefit and advantage which they consider in life. Truth is truth, be it beautiful or convenient or the vice-versa, there is no any significant change one can put or change the truth to falsehood since truth is truth in whichever color or height it is happening, none can erase it, but it is just matter of time.

Basically, there are certain truths which are easy to accept, they do not face any opposition since the y are evident and they add value to the previous ones. Most people are selfish and they accept such truths since they go in conformity with what they believe and think in past. Such truths do not face any hardship and they are self evident and they do not pass any given hardship and difficulty since they are in agreement.

However, when certain truth come on stage, which change what is on the right to the left, here, it passes all kinds of suffering and difficult time since people in anywhere and wherever they live , they are change resistant. What matter is the degree to which they are change resistant. Being change resistant is universal, and what matters is the extent to which they are and how they reflect their resistance and the way people express and reflect their oppositions. In savage societies, such act becomes more savage where as in modern societies; people oppose and reflect in modern way.

Whilst such theater and drama of life is going on, any give society does not want to accept any truth which is contrary to what it has built and accepted in past belief and thinking and they prefer to open war against the truth than accept and live with making corrections and adjusting their mistakes and failures with the truth which they found out. In reality, the truth is always the winner since such truth win and overcome lie and deception, but they live under oppression and suffering as to the extent they serve lie and tricks in due course of time until they are known and accepted to the mass at large in due course o time.

One of  the reasons why such truths live under depressions and oppression is that the world is going in way money is the nerve of human society and such money is invested and the world is going in way deception and tricks are very much integrated with money making industry. This is the objective reality. In fact, they say, business is legal robbery since one have to know how to make tricks otherwise one cannot make money as simple and rudimentary instances of life on the earth.

How far it is difficult to make money while one follows the truth in its crudest way and since this world is world of tricks and deceptions in many aspects and they like to get tricked and they live comfortable with tricks. For example, people get dressed and look nicer since they like to attract others while their inside could talk different mattes. In such way of life, most people trick others and they look attractive towards others even if their true reality speaks different matter. There are experts and people who preach that such dressing is reflection of mental makeup, but in reality it is different reality and matter which most people objectively know and tell.

When any truthful reality comes on stage which is contrary to what most people think and believe, the first and foremost stage of process it face from the society is tragedy and after worse tragedies, things change and good things happen since all pains and difficulties have passed, it gets successes and achieves and then it will be time of tasting the fruits  it bears and thus, people become happy since what they believe and think is consider as correct and true after passing difficult conditions and hurdles of life.

Such happiness is way far and different from all kinds of happiness people have enjoyed in life since it is obtained after pains and sufferings, not after having sugar or ice creams or other sweeties; it is found out as result of scary moves people make in life. Such happiness is result of people’s courage, integrity, honesty and detachment they have made in life due to the firm conviction and attachment they build with The Truth.

They or We and I

December 23, 2014

In mathematics, one plus one is two. This is something that cannot be changed since it is objectively proven out. However, there are cases and circumstances in which one plus one is greater than two; or one plus one is even less than one. This depends upon conditions and situations which people face in life. Although mathematics is not only about numbers but also other concepts numbers entail, there are certain aspects of life that do require different way of perceiving realities of life.

According to the concept of synergy—combined effect being greater than parts—in medicine, is the ‘cooperative’ action of two or more drugs, muscles, or organs. The term is applied especially to drugs whose combined action is more powerful than their simple effects added together. Synergy in Christian theology is the doctrine that the human will and the holy spirit work together to bring about spiritual regeneration and salvation. Synergy in business is that combination of two companies will have at least greater than their regular sum value in which one plus one in here is more than two.

In other words, they say many heads are better than one. This is very true when many heads are quite understanding and the power and skill of understanding is better and nicer. However, there are cases in which one head is better than many heads since many heads could be dull and ignorant on subject matter and one head is well conversant and well informed on subject matter. In this case, the existence of many heads cannot be equal to one head even lower since one head knows much better than many ones.

In this world, there are two types or ways of handling public affairs. The first one is a public affair that requires expertise knowledge. The other one is pubic affair that require conventional agreements in which people should have some sort of common agreement so that they can activate their daily regular routine without conflict and contradiction. In the former case, it is not people agreement or disagreement that is important, but rather the expert knowledge and advise. In the later case, although expert advice and knowledge is important, it is the agreement which people come up is more useful and essential. Both are important but they need certain mindsets.

For example, the traffic lights on the roads have three different colored lights. The colors of light are decided by experts but the people have come up with certain mindset and agreement in which people have agreed and they adhere to follow such rules. However, the types of color can be four and they can be different from what they are on the road. The colors type and number of colors are not that important, but people consensus and understanding and agreement are most useful and important in here in which the public adherence to such practice is the most significant and essential part of this drama than the types and number of colors.

When someone is sick and is admitted as patient in the hospital, it is the expert knowledge and advice which is the crucial aspect than the agreement of the patient or other peoples such as relative and the like. They have no impact on the types and extent of illnesses such person has while one is receiving treatment. In here, it is the expert knowledge and practice that is decisive. Whether the patient or those surrounding people agree or not, it is senseless, useless and it does not matter.

Life in this world in bigger scenario is like that. There are certain matters that require public agreement and consensus as there are matters that need expertise discretion and decisions. People should not confuse both aspects and they should not be mixed up since it is not constitutions, policies, achieved people advices and other aspects which are important in certain special matters which require expertise and knowledge, but it is the individual volition and efforts and choices one make in life. When people try to mix up both matters, they are in mess and they live in utter bewilderment and contradiction; they might end up in disappointment and dissatisfaction.

Political scientists are interested in public administration study government organizations and their relation to other parts of government. Political scientists investigate how these organizations work, and try to devise methods of improving them. The field of public policy involves the study of specific policy problems and governmental responses to them. Political scientists involved in the study of public policy attempt to devise solutions for problems of public concern. They study issues such as health care, pollution, and the economy.

Hence, such advisers devise their own strategy in solving social issues of particular society. They are mainly concerned on issues related to the public concerns which they respectively belong.  Most nations or systems of administration fail since they have wrong combination and integration of members and components. Hence they cannot function in healthy and nice manner and thus they fail. African states are good examples in this regard. There are governments that lasted for three or four decades, but they collapse since they do not have established right structure with correct elements and ingredients of people. In such nations and systems of administration, one plus one is even less than one. They need contemplation in order to become one plus one at least two.

Popes and Diplomacy

December 22, 2014

They say, first the Pope comes and then perestroika and this is one of the interesting remarks one ever heard in relation to the role of the Pope John Paul, in convincing Mikhail Gorbachov, the last leader of the Soviet Union, in the breaking up of the former Eastern Bloc. There was one Soviet leader who met with Pope John Paul II, who sought out and received an audience, Mikhail Gorbachev, the first and last president of the Soviet Union.

What does a pope do, why do we need pope, and related aspects in relation to the pope are some of the question few people could raise? In reality, what is the Pope doing in the office?  Accordingly, from a scripture of the book, authority in the Church, one read the following.

Jesus Christ appointed Peter and his successors as shepherds, that is: persons looking after people and caring for them (John 21,15-17). The Pope is therefore first and foremost the Supreme Pastor. That means that he represents Christ’s love and concern for every single individual. That is why the Pope’s priority lies in getting to know people, understanding how they live, listening to their interests and sharing their sufferings and their joys. On no account should the Pope allow his contact with ordinary people to be obstructed by a multitude of administrative duties. The Pope is also the Unifier of the People of God.

In May 1987 the unauthorised landing of German amateur aviator Mathias Rust next to the Kremlin enabled Gorbachev to remove many hard-line opponents of his reforms, including Defense Minister Marshal Sergei Sokolov, from their positions in the military and to consolidate his authority. Gorbachev increasingly found himself caught between criticism by conservatives who wanted to stop reform and liberals who wanted to accelerate it. Meanwhile, despite his intention to maintain a one-party system, the elements of a multiparty system were already forming

Meaningful changes also occurred in governmental structures. In December 1988, the Supreme Soviet approved formation of a Congress of People’s Deputies, which constitutional amendments had established as the Soviet Union’s new legislative body. The Supreme Soviet then dissolved itself. The amendments called for a smaller working body of 542 members, also called the Supreme Soviet, to be elected from the 2,250-member Congress of People’s Deputies. To ensure a communist majority in the new parliament, Gorbachev reserved one-third of the seats for the CPSU and other public organisations.

Perestroika was a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s (1986), widely associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost (meaning “openness”) policy reform. In fact, there are people who claim and say that that it is mistaken to think that Ronald Reagan or Pope John Paul II were behind the history of perestroika is the history of Russian and Soviet dissensions.

The literal meaning of perestroika is “restructuring”, referring to the restructuring of the Soviet political and economic system. Perestroika is often argued to be the cause of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe, and the end of the Cold War.  In the year 1989, the wall that separate the two Germans, east and west, had been destroyed. This year plays a significant role in the politics and structure of Europe and things have changed dramatically since then.

It sounds that the year 1989 is a year of prolific events and turning point in the history of world politics since it is a time when the politics and revolution of eastern worlds philosophy and doctrines of political life takes a different shape and color; a new and reconciling world look is followed and implemented in that given eastern block of Europe. The gap that exists between the east and west gets narrowed and the new path and approach is followed. It is indeed an era in the history of world politics.

After 25 years, another historic events come to place and on stage, in which the long arduous conflicts between Cuba and the United States takes a different color and stage in their historical tie, in which the bitter taste starts to change to sweetness as they start new diplomatic relationship this year. This is one of the optimistic signs that this world is reflecting in which the rumors of wars have been replaced by rumors of peace and great diplomatic and healthy relationships which nations of the world are doing forward.

Cuban President Raul Castro said ”We can’t pretend that by improving ties with the Unites States, Cuba will renounce the ideas for which it has fought for more than a century”. Cuban President Raul Castro has hailed a recent US move to normalize bilateral relations but stressed Havana would not change its political system.

The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil. I’m still Catholic till the day I die,” said Efrain Rivas, a 53-year-old maintenance man in Miami who was a political prisoner in Cuba for 16 years. “But I am a Catholic without a pope.

In both significant cases on this world, the two Catholic Popes have played momentous role as observers say. The two catholic popes have removed two ruinous conditions and affairs of this world in which they help the world to be better place. They serve as mediators in creating harmony between great nations of this world. This is one of the prolific roles religious leaders should play as they are leaders.

In US-Cuba diplomacy breakthrough, Pope Francis led secret Vatican talks between Barack Obama and Raul Castro. Pope Francis and the Vatican have reportedly played an important role in facilitating secret talks between the United States and Cuba to lead to a thaw in relations after decades of estrangement and embargo. Over 18 months, a deal was negotiated between Havana and Washington during meetings in Canada, encouraged by Pope Francis who sent personal letters to Barack Obama and Raul Castro. The Vatican then held the final talks this fall.

It is stated in the authority of the Church that the Pope should incorporate Gospel values. Though Church leaders will need to incorporate practices from secular management, they need to exercise their authority in a manner compatible with the ideals of the Gospel. Some of these values are honesty and truth, learning from our world, people first, ministry as service, share decision making, bring love and freedom, and bring openness to the spirit.

Alternates and Alternatives

December 22, 2014

The decline of the old world order does not give birth to new world though the claim that the new world order is onstage is still going in a way the old one or body wearing new cloth. The body is still the same, but the outer cover is changed which is called superficial, fake and artificial world is going on and the world lives in staggering between the old world and the ambitions of few political and religious  leaders who do want to invent new one, but they do not even know where they are heading and how and why, they are  heading, whose reflection and manifestation to such confusion is resulted in the creation of confounded and confused society wherever we live in which such confusion and contradictions are the becoming nature of this world since  this world cannot derive perfect and complete recipe to and for life on this world.

Everyone and every society lived by wild guess, and trial and error is the way of life in every field unless such practice works perfect to those who are tested and experimented and worked right. What they do in these vey days, they try to b systematic since they take lesson from past. In such world, we live in world partial truths are discovered and known. And to claim one is correct and others are wrong is not even a priority since all live containing part of the truth and all can ably see part from the whole. It is indeed wrong to claim that one is perfectly right and others are wrong since we live in infant stage of development at all level. To be consistent does not mean to be truthful, and consistency cannot be the touchstone for truthful aspect of people’s life.

The philosophical ways of life, religious doctrines and other aspects of in this world tell something and they are useful. It is not possible to claim that they are perfect, holistic and complete since they cannot fully and completely solve the problems and difficulties which they face within their domain, and they cannot have possible and correct answer to the challenges and quests they face from the outside, they prefer to follow same style and way of life to those who challenge them and their integrity as “enemies”. One does not need or require convincing other people since this is not the intention of one’s life.

Karl Heinrich Marx (1818-1883), is a German political philosopher and revolutionary, the most important of all socialist thinkers and the creator of a system of thought called Marxism. With political economist Friedrich Engels, he founded scientific socialism (now known as communism); for this, Marx is considered one of the most influential thinkers of all time.  Accordingly, there are reasons and justifications as to why such thinker arrive at such concrete conclusions since change is the requirement of that given time in this world and the shift in thinking and application of economy and economics was the requirement of that given age.

When one goes further analyzing the events and happening in this world at that given era, it was a time when American capitalism was on downfall and the economy was in bad shape. Such thinkers do not arrive and come to such given conclusion by chance or delusion, but they carefully analyzed what the world economic scenario looked like, and based on such look of the world, they, along with Frederick Engels derive recipe, called the Communist Manifesto, was the first systematic statement of modern socialist doctrine and was written by Marx, partly on the basis of a draft prepared by Engel.

The Manifesto’s propositions are that in every historical epoch the prevailing economic system by which the necessities of life are produced determines the form of societal organization and the political and intellectual history of the epoch; and that the history of society is a history of struggles between exploiting and exploited, that is, between ruling and oppressed, social classes. From these premises, Marx drew the conclusion in the Manifesto that the capitalist class would be overthrown and that it would be eliminated by a worldwide working-class revolution and replaced by a classless society.

According to the book, The decline of American Capitalism, authored by Lewis Corey, state that the United States experienced, from 1790 to 1925, one year of depression for every one and one-half years of prosperity.^ Cyclical crises and breakdowns are inherent in capitalist production : depression is as characteristic as prosperity and nearly as frequent. But this depression is more than the usual cyclical breakdown. Its duration, severity, and specific character are determined by non-cyclical factors of economic decline. It is not simply that another depression is inevitable after another short period of prosperity — although that in itself is enough to condemn capitalism, which must repeat the calamities of economic breakdown, mass unemployment, and mass starvation.

Capitalism has survived many depressions: they have, in fact, been the starting points of new upswings of prosperity. As capitalism declines, the state must intervene more drastically to aid industry and suppress labor. It is the death of the old world, not the birth of the new. Every depression is in a sense a crisis of capitalism. After the depression of 1873-79, marked in its later stages by aggressive labor struggles, a considerable ballyhoo arose about profit-sharing and the “partnership” of labor and capital. One economist, echoing others, spoke of “a new regime of production and distribution,” of an irresistible and continuous upward movement of wages, mass consumption, and standards of living, which would result in “the end of human poverty. Four years later the prophecy was answered by the depression of 1893-97, and by the following seventeen years during which wages, mass consumption, and standards of living were practically stationary.

The depression which set in after 1929 was the worst economic disaster in American history. It was aggravated by the acute world crisis, a major catastrophe of capitalism. The downward movement of production began in July, 1929 and continued until March, 1933 — three years and nine months. No previous decline was as long or as steep, not even in the great depressions of 1873 and 1893. In the depression of 1920-22 the downward movement of production continued ten months, and two years completed the swing from recession to renewed prosperity.

There were three different occasions in the 19th century when America was hit by great depression; the first one was in 1830’s; the second one was in 1870’s and the third one was in 1890’s. Later, in the 20Th century it was also hit by another great economic depression in 1929-1933. All these complications are reflections of failures of political strategies America was having since economy is reflection of political policy and strategy a nation follow. And such crisis does give lesson to devise different and new strategies in shifting the politics and economy of that nation which brings to this current point of growth in their history.

Although economy is the nerve of every society, there are certain individuals who come up with useful life perspectives and strategies and they overcome challenges they face while they live in poverty and such people are known as prophets and sages. Such people deliver useful and prolific life guidance’s on how to overcome challenges and difficult conditions of life and they help many people and they show the way and the path to peaceful mechanisms while being surrounded by crisis. They do not show the money they have in their pockets, but thoughts that dwell in their minds; they deliver perspective since to live is beyond earning and losing money.

When certain crisis hits any given society, such crisis is an opportunity to see and explore quite few people who have exceptional gifts and talents that can help in solving and eradicating the crisis and difficult conditions any given society faces. Such individuals become an eye and ear of society since such people deliver useful, efficient and effective solutions to the society at large. In this case, that given crisis is considered as blessing in disguise since it provides something good to any nation.

If problems and crisis do not exist, solutions will not be there and such solutions will not be idea and ideologies. This world would have lived as naked body, but the good thing is that it gets its own fit garment at any age. But, the point is on the question of quantity and quality, which requires an element to fix this; since the inception of modern and systematic thinking in this world has begun, greed has been the core element that put suspicion in many people’s mind. This world lives with same style of thinking to date.

Spirituality VS Reality

December 18, 2014

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, the religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide. Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble. This is one of the positive remarks religion received from a renowned author in which such saying is developed from firm conviction and determination people have in reconciling contradictions many people have on the earth.

Many people have chosen certain path in life and at some point of their life, they could deviate from the style or way of life which they choose and practice such as religion or politics since they mature or certain experience in their life make them change the way of life they used to belong. In this case, they could say, to err is human to blame it on somebody is more human. People blame people since they want to shift such curses to others.

Although people have different causes and reasons for shifting their way of life, it is pointless to blame shift on others but their experience and exposures along with other different experiences of life are enough to make such people change the way of life which they practice. One does not blame people but one has every reason to shift the way one thinks and one believes about realities and life and thus one makes one’s own decision to stop practicing the way of life one used to practice. People have less influence on one’s decisions and there is no personal matters one raise here, but as principle and doctrines, one has question and doubt on the concept of religion in its connection with the absolute reality called, God.

Mark Twain said, the secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered I was not God; It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” In such case, there are certain abstract realities of life in which religion can held but it is not an absolute and complete tool to be used for their translation and applications and one thinks and believes that it is helpful, but it is not life and death thing in life.

The author of the book, Robert M. Pirsig, entitled, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, which I do not read the book and when he said, ‘When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called Religion.’ There are different kinds of delusions and illusions suggested by many others who derive certain look based on any given person experiences and exposures they have in life and thus, such people come up with certain mindset.

Most confuse religion and spirituality in which people live with delusions in matters and idea related to the idea of God and they claim that God is not the author of any delusions, but in reality, the unknowable and unreachable experience of such absolute reality is the primal cause for many people to arrive at a sense of delusion and illusion in matters related to such given entity which most claim and call as God.

When anything is unknowable, why does it require having a known name? When anything is unreachable, why does it have reachable concepts and thinking? One of the natural characteristics of life in this world is that the paradoxical thinking and approaches people set in life and the way they justify such given claims by all kinds of analogies and logic which they formulate. This is already given and most live by such way of life since it is better to live by following something and having something than nothing, which does not mean that what people follow and have is absolute and perfect and complete.

Is spirituality something related to reading spiritual books, belonging to particular culture or nationality, or religion, or being relate to someone who is considered by others as holy or saintly, developing certain philosophical beliefs, fasting or praying or whatever? What is the prerequisite for spirituality in which there is already patterned behavior and thinking which people have devised thru years and process of life as paths towards spirituality, and such historical trend could be useful, but they should not be consider as the absolute warranty to such way of life since people can come up with different and new mindset as part of one’s experience in life.

Spirituality can be developed by the instrumentality of religion. A religious person can be spiritual, but to be religious does not mean to be spiritual. Spirituality is universal reality which can be acquired with or without religion. It is dependent upon efforts and choices of an individual which one makes in life. One can be truthful by being religious or non-religious. One can be honest by being religious or non religious. Such universal concepts and realities can be acquired and developed outside religion and religious movements.

Spirituality has no homes or any particular religion in which it is universal and natural realities of human beings which religion, politics and other movements which people belong and practice are helpful, but they are not complete and perfect means to acquire since people can have their own experience and practice in life which can help them to be spiritual. There is no point to believe in God to be spiritual since one could be liar while claiming and believing in God where there are other people who do not believe in God but they are truthful. In fact such aspect of life is subject of controversy, but what matter is how and what people think and do in their daily routines.

Poor and Rich

December 16, 2014

Life in this world is about not only on what you think and believe, but also on how you apply and promulgate on what you believe and think. There are all kinds of possibilities in this world that make a dream come true as they say even dogs can make or happen a dream true. This does depend not only on conviction and faith along with determination and courage, but on sorting out what are significantly important, the method one employ and the instruments one use in order to make one’s dream come true.

One of the interesting classes this world has in terms of economy is the idea of being rich and poor in which poverty is known since there is richness. The absence of something tells the presence of something. In world where there are many poor people, one rich man can be considered as retina to the eye since there is only one rich man who can give money to the poor. In this case, such society is instate of peril since the mercy and need of this world is put under the captivity of one person.

Such categories of people have become and are causes of sense of humor due to the way and style of life they have developed thru time. There are popular jokes which goes between rich men and poor men in abundant which are invented by the way of life such category of people have come across thru time. Amongst them, one is as follows. A poor man asked rich man, what do you have, and rich man replied, as of today I have 14 cars, 18 bikes, 4 Bungalows, 3 Farm houses. Rich man asked poor man, what do you have, and poor man replied I have a boy whose girl friend is your daughter.

To be rich in poor society is liability as to be poor amidst such society is a right since one should not expect richness in poverty but poverty can be overcome as far as people are determined to do it.  However, there are courageous individuals who arise to change the fate of their life, by producing a small amount of capital that make them survive until last breath of their life. These are good people and they have showed something to others since they tell that it is possible to erase poverty and the idea of living below poverty line.

In a book entitled, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, By Robert T. Kiyosaki, the Rich dad.” One dad recommended, “Study hard so you can find a good company to work for.” The other recommended, “Study hard so you can find a good company to buy.” One dad said, “The reason I’m not rich is because I have you kids.” The other said, “The reason I must be rich is because I have you kids.” One encouraged talking about money and business at the dinner table. The other forbade the subject of money to be discussed over a meal.

Both dads have their own approaches towards money making and the concept of being rich or on their connection and relationship which they establish for money in which one thinks that money is means where people secure power but the other one thinks that power can be obtained by other means than money; one thinks that to be rich is the end of this world where as the other one think that to be rich is an instrument to do something in life. One thinks that money is the end goal for life where as the other one thinks that money is process of life. Both have their own perspectives for life, established based on the view they have for money.  They differ in attitude and thinking as well.

Both men were successful in their careers, working hard all their lives. Both earned substantial incomes. Yet one struggled financially all his life. The other would become one of the richest men in Hawaii. One died leaving tens of millions of dollars to his family, charities and his church. The other left bills to be paid. Both men were strong, charismatic and influential. Both men offered me advice, but they did not advise the same things. Both men believed strongly in education but did not recommend the same course of study.

If I had had only one dad, I would have had to accept or reject his advice. Having two dads advising me offered me the choice of contrasting points of view; one of a rich man and one of a poor man. Instead of simply accepting or rejecting one or the other, I found myself thinking more, comparing and then choosing for myself. The problem was, the rich man was not rich yet and the poor man not yet poor. Both were just starting out on their careers, and both were struggling with money and families. But they had very different points of view about the subject of money.

For example, one dad would say, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” The other, “The lack of money is the root of all evil.” As a young boy, having two strong fathers both influencing me was difficult. I wanted to be a good son and listen, but the two fathers did not say the same things. The contrast in their points of view, particularly where money was concerned, was so extreme that I grew curious and intrigued. I began to start thinking for long periods of time about what each was saying.

The actual definition of rich is in the eye of the beholder. You can never be too rich. Just remember this simple observation: The rich buy assets. The poor only have expenses. The middle class buys liabilities they think are assets. So how do I start minding my own business? What is the answer? In 1974, Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, was asked to speak to the MBA class at the University of Texas at Austin. A dear friend of mine, Keith Cunningham, was a student in that MBA class. After a powerful and inspiring talk, the class adjourned and the students asked Ray if he would join them at their favorite hangout to have a few beers. Ray graciously accepted.

“What business am I in?” Ray asked, once the group had all their beers in hand. “Everyone laughed,” said Keith. “Most of the MBA students thought Ray was just fooling around.” No one answered, so Ray asked the question again. “What business do you think I’m in?”

The students laughed again, and finally one brave soul yelled out, “Ray, who in the world does not know that you’re in the hamburger business.” Ray chuckled. “That is what I thought you would say.” He paused and then quickly said, ‘ladies and gentlemen, I’m not in the hamburger business. My business is real estate.” Keith said that Ray spent a good amount of time explaining his viewpoint.

“The main reason people struggle financially is because they spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is, people learn to work for money… but never learn to have money work for them.” says Robert. Born and raised in Hawaii, Robert is fourth-generation Japanese American.

Education and wisdom about money are important. Money is only an idea. If you want more money simply change your thinking. Every self-made person started small with an idea, then turned it into something big. The same applies with investing. It takes only a few dollars to start and grow it into something big. I meet so many people who spend their lives chasing the big deal, or trying to mass a lot of money to get into a big deal, but to me that is foolish. Too often I have seen unsophisticated investors put their large nest egg into one deal and lose most of it rapidly. They may have been good workers but they were not good investors.