reply to post by Cabin
I am in the classroom every day. I can tell you why. Our society promotes objectivism and our role models are selfish people glorified in the media.
Parents are too busy working too many hours to spend quality time with their children so they can pay for all the things they don't need. Parents
spend their money on self-gratifying behavior at the expense of providing necessities for their children. In return, their children model this
behavior and become selfish themselves. In former days, the well raised children were the rule and the kids from broken homes were the exception.
The rule is now the exception and we are seeing a flipped world. No amount of money can keep a classroom quite and focused on seeking knowledge.
To seek knowledge, you must have your basic foundational needs met. Abraham Maslow showed us this, as did the ancient philosophers of antiquity. To
seek knowledge, a person must not be focused on basic needs. They must have these needs met or there is no self esteem. Without self-esteem, there
can be no desire to seek knowledge and transcend the animal nature of selfish tendency. Selfish people have a narrow awareness of need in others.
Unselfish people are aware of the needs of others and act accordingly. Whether its the teacher asking for a quite and focused classroom or the
bullied student seeking a friend, our society falls apart when we develop selfishness as our main ideology.
Now you know.
2 Timothy 3
3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive,
disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4
treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do
with such people.
18 items marking selfishness. That's 6+6+6. We are in the thick of this today. The only way out is to rise above the problem with truth and
Here are your answers:
Confucius - Doctrine of the Mean
What does an empty cup desire? To be filled. Our kids are begging for the answer we should already know above. What is the remedy for injustice?
Justice rises in the empty cup. What is the answer to tyranny? The tyrants betray themselves and fall into the holes they dig. What is the answer
to selfishness? Overcome with love.
Empty cups always seek to be filled. Love covers a multitude of sin. The pendulum will swing.