Friday, October 9, 2015

For Better or For Worse?

For Better or For Worse?

How better of are we? Enormous scientific and technological advances have been made in the last two centuries. Are we truly living better lives today because of these advances? Have we extended the quantity of life at the expense of quality of life? Think about these contrasts in the following areas.

1.     Arranged marriages vs un-marriages.
A.    Long lasting marriages
B.    De-arranged marriages and multiple divorces

2.     Self-education vs government education.
A.    Self-discovery and self-learning
B.    Conveyor belt education

3.     Business ownership vs employment.
A.    Entrepreneurship 
B.    Unsafe, unsecured jobs and disengagement

4.     Communication vs misinformation.
A.    Relationship from eye to eye conversations
B.    Impersonal misinformation and miscommunication

5.     Friendships vs unfriendships.
A.    Long lasting friendships
B.    Microwave friendships and unfriending

6.     Republicanism vs socialism.
A.    Self-governing, self-reliant, and self-sufficient
B.    Entitlement, dependency, and financial slavery

7.     Community vs government power
A.    Unity in local communities
B.    Centralized legislated federal power

What are your answers? # A’s:___   B’s:___

Thank you for reading and reflecting on today’s nuggets. Share them with others.   
Be blessed and be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana
Author of the book Priceless, Co-author of the book Follow to Lead

"The future belongs to those who can see and pursue opportunities before they are obvious."
"Those that take swift action will always leave those that don't breathing the dust."

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