Friday, November 6, 2015

The perils of tunnel vision – of the mind!

Today I read the comments of a political pundit who tried to explain away an election result simply by using past election data and thus predicting the future. The only thing he didn’t even mention was the possible motive for the voters to vote as they did – and the forces in play behind that motivation - which are much larger than simply an election.
We often act that way ourselves when we focus only on what is obvious to our sight or understanding. We see the effects – can we see the causes?
The Millennials are aware of their poor job prospects, but don’t relate that to any specific cause. In fact, politically speaking, they would vote for the same people who perpetuate their problem.
We look at the society and culture around us - and Christians will bewail the results we are now reaping – and never connect our culpability in that process.
Why are we so imperceptive that we cannot connect the dots of the laws of cause and effect?
As I mentioned in the narrative on my website, most people expect their politicians to fix and/or correct our nation’s problems – but nothing seems to change – why?
There is no one answer, but a good place to start would be to examine our own lives, family and community – and learn, one day at a time – and then help others to do the same.
Culture is US! Without changes in US – nothing will change!
There is no other way. There is no quick fix, and that is what our website and blog are all about.
It’s up to each of us to become more a part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
If we don’t – prepare to be blindsided!

Your feedback and comments are appreciated. - CL