Anyone who has turned on the news is aware of the violence in today’s society. Regardless of your view on violence in the news, you will undoubtedly agree that something is changing in the world today.
Just decades ago, people felt secure leaving their doors unlocked. Today, we not only lock the doors to our homes, but also on our cars. Vehicles today are typically equipped with some form of alarm or security system. A great deal of money is spent on security alarms for our businesses and homes.
Lawsuits today are simply frivolous at times. When a company must include disclaimers on their ad that is longer than the radio commercial, then something is clearly out of whack. Where is the balance?
If I buy a piping hot beverage and choose to place it between my legs, it should be my own intelligence or lack thereof that got me in trouble, not lack of a warning on the container.
The government that should be here to help us and provide valuable laws to protect us, is the very same group of our peers that award large amounts of money to individuals having the inclination to file a lawsuit.
The world today is suspicious of everyone. Do you remember the day when a handshake meant a man’s word? Our children will never know a time like this. Instead, parents are forced to warn their children of dangers lurking in the world today. Maybe this is why responsibility has gone by the way side. Parents are too busy protecting their children to instill good manners and responsibility.
With all the school shootings, it should come as no surprise that a local school district awards life-insurance benefits to school teacher at nearly half the value if the incident occurs on the school grounds. When compared with other jobs, you would like to hope that teaching would be one of the safer occupations. What does this say about society today?
The Bible may seem old-fashioned, but maybe there is a lesson or two to take from within the pages. The Golden Rule has no meaning to the youngsters in the world today. Today’s mentality is if you are mean to me, then I will be meaner to you. Or, even scarier, let me get you before you get me.
Is there any hope for this crazed world? Will the chaos and suffering ever end?
Many people wonder if there is a God or higher power out there. With all the hatred and discontent in the world today, it is easy to question the existence of a creator, much less a savior.
Most people know the simple story of Noah and the ark that he built. Some people ponder the deity who would flood an entire planet and ask why this god should be viewed in a positive light.
Small children die from hunger and malnutrition daily. Nations are at war. Is this a life to be savored and relished?
We all want answers to some of these questions. Can we ever find the answers or should we just join the millions lost in the me-generation?
To find such answers will involve work. You will not sit on a log in the woods and probably muster up the answers. When you wonder if the world is simply going to hell, turn to a classic for the answers. Read your Bible for yourself. Don’t accept someone else’s interpretation.
Don’t simply read. Think of a small child who heard his mother tell him not to touch the stove, but did not listen. Be careful not to simply read, but ponder and retain what you have read. You may be surprised by the interesting stories and wisdom you will find.