life, philosophy

Random Observations

~ Virtue and integrity seem to be things of the past.
~ Having faith in The Divine, God, or a Universal Intelligence that gives us freedom to grow, to prosper and to err, seems to be treated as “small minded,” or “unenlightened.”
~ Equality seems to mean uniformity.
~ Believing in one’s own inner power to overcome, or in our own empowerment, seems to be treated as “acting superior.”
~ Dignity doesn’t seem to matter anymore.
~ Taking responsibility seems to be a thing of the past.
~ Opinions tend to be labeled “hate speech.”
~ Down is up and up is down.
~ Evil seems to be winning over Good.

Note: The words “seems to” are used because this is what I have observed and how it seems to me. Everyone observes through the eyes of their own perception.
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22 thoughts on “Random Observations”

  1. Lori, I share your perception, so don’t worry– you’re not alone. On a large scale, perhaps virtues such as responsibility, integrity, honor, hard work, and fear of God seem passΓ© today, but as long as we continue to value and live them, they are not yet relegated to the dustbin of yesterday but very much a part of the present.

    When I’m feeling discouraged by modern society, I like to think of this quote by St. Thomas More: “The times are never so bad that a good man cannot live in them.”

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    1. Ed, it warms my heart to see someone so young sticking to his values. When I read your post about your devotion to Catholicism, it gave me hope. And, it doesn’t really have to do with any specific religion, but that you are faithful in heart. Thanks so much for your input and for understanding.

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  2. Be yourself your real self. Without thought to fitting in or conforming. What a concept. Yes virtue seems to be dead, although I still aspire to those old fashioned and genteel values. Very cool here and off the cuff. I like it.

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    1. I truly was/am the girl next door with old fashioned values, and it really doesn’t have to do with religion. It’s just right to do the right thing. I used to get teased about being a goody-goody in my youth. It never bothered me. I liked carving my own path. The teasing was mostly in gest and true friends stuck around. I do miss the respect virtue was given at one time. Now it’s looked at as if its the ‘bad guy.’ Thanks so much for your input, Pete. Always welcome.

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    1. Yes, it seems to me that when some people speak of equality, they sound like they want everyone to be the same. And yes, you’re right, they are two very different concepts. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Ms M. πŸ™‚

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      1. Similarly, when I say “We are all One,” it seems to me that it’s perceived as we are all the same. Again, two different concepts. And my favorite: Simple and Easy are not synonyms! Have a lovely evening, Lori! xoxoM

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        1. Yes, I understand what you mean when you say “we are all one.” Your use of the phrase is pure, without agenda. However, some people bend language to use it to further their agenda.

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    1. Yep, these are my inconsequential words on my barely read blog, in this tiny corner of the blogasphere. At least I can say them somewhere … for now … until it’s considered ‘hate speech.’ πŸ˜‰

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      1. On a semi-related note . . . a big church here has a banner out front that says, “Separation of Church and Hate.” However, the word “Separation” is tiny so at a distance, the sign reads, “Church and Hate.” Rather off-putting.

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  3. Lori, I don’t think Evil will win over the Good in the long run – because there is more good people out there than evil, but the problem is that is only the evil we read about and watch on the TV. Also when the Evil come into power, that is when some parts of the world goes crazy …

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      1. Lori, the thing is that there is … more good than evil around us, but we are only told about the evil – the long run can be tomorrow .. it all depends on when the run started. *smile

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