Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement all success all achievement in real life grows.
When I seemed to be irritable or sad my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight and then say ‘Just go to sleep.’ Like all smart aleck kids I thought the advice was silly. But as I’ve grown older I’ve realized just how smart Knight was.
If we try to engineer outcomes if we overturn tradition to make everyone the same we ruin society. If we upset tradition to allow for an equal shot at the starting gate everyone wins except for the charlatans and would be dictators.
Screaming at children over their grades especially to the point of the child’s tears is child abuse pure and simple. It’s not funny and it’s not good parenting. It is a crushing scarring disastrous experience for the child. It isn’t the least bit funny.
Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.
I do all of the grocery shopping in my little family. I buy cheese of many different kinds sliced packaged meats and poultry bagels immense quantities of eggs pre-made fried chicken. Milk. Bacon. It is insane how much dairy deli and bakery stuff I buy.
Americans are terrified because so many of them have been laid off in recent years and months and they fear that they may be next. Even if they have not been laid off or have not known anyone laid off they definitely know someone who has lost his home.
If you want to fight the evil you see in finance and industry get to work reading the corporate filings see if there has been fraud and where you find it report it to the SEC or write about it or blog about it.
I thought that all of the sacrifices and blessings of the whole history of mankind have devolved upon me. Thank you God.
The ordinary American – as far as I can tell – knows so much less than he did fifty years ago and has such poor work habits compared with fifty years ago that the average multiplicand of knowledge/capabilities is a much smaller number than it was in 1961.