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Just a Thought…

16 Sep

Revelation? 

            Will people ever solve their problems?

People are ego driven. We want…and we all “want” to different degrees. I think that people who want way more than is healthy for them are most likely to do harm to others. I think that people who want way less than is healthy for them are most likely to do harm to themselves. So I wonder if perhaps God committed suicide or worse yet, he’ll someday kill us all!

Sometimes in class I would ask my students if they thought they would go to heaven and usually all of their hands would go straight up. I know that not everyone believes in heaven but I think that we all believe that IF there really were such a place we’d get an invitation, or would “wake up” there after…you know. It’s not something that we often think about or dwell upon but I think that no mater who you are you probably feel that you’re a pretty good person and/or have pretty good excuses for anything bad that you may have done anyway.

So then I ask my students to imagine that when they get to Heaven they meet someone else there who they really didn’t like back on Earth and who they really didn’t think belonged there in Heaven with all of the good people and quickly their responses would be, “That would suck!”  Or, “I’d be pissed”  Or, “No way! I’d have to go talk to God!”

Then I would point out to them that if they were going to go to Heaven and still have the ability to be upset with things, people, places and events, wouldn’t that mean they would still be back on Earth right where they started? What kind of Heaven would it be if they could still get angry or frustrated?  What kind of heaven would that be? Are there emotions in heaven? Or just one emotion? And wouldn’t that mean the absence of emotions…if there were only one?

I think that if we are ever going to solve our problems here on Earth, in education, finance, poverty, health…whatever it may be, we’re going to have to get over ourselves first.

The Education Diet

16 Sep

How to Lose Weight and Stay Healthy and Fit

The Education Diet

Objective: The student will lose weight and remain healthy and fit (and perhaps help the world?)

Procedure:

  1. Eat less
  2. Exercise more

I was at the grocery store today and they were selling hot dogs to help raise money for the hungry. People couldn’t get enough of them. And Years ago my wife’s church held a spaghetti dinner to also raise money for the hungry. I’m all for raising money and seeking donations to help those who are in need, especially those who do not have enough to eat but something about the concept of eating as much as you can to help others who have nothing to eat at all is very disturbing to me. Especially since these types of fundraisers actually promote over eating to raise money which will then (hopefully) be spent on food to be doled out (sparingly I assume) to those who are hungry. I understand that it’s well intentioned but doesn’t it also kind of highlight what must be that flaw in our collective DNA that just seems to always keep us from getting things right?

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