If you want to save the world
Most of us, if we’ve managed to stay somewhat sane, would like to make the world a better place. While there are those who haven’t snapped to the connected aspect of Life even these folks want the world to be a better place for people to live than it is now.
There are a couple of truths that will be learned before people can begin to save the world. Here’s the short list:
The self determined path
We who have physically matured have decided more or less what we’re willing to do to get what we want. We’ve considered the stories we’ve heard, accepting some, rejecting others.
We’ve become what we are for now. We will be what we are tommorrow depending on what we accept or reject today.
Freaks of nature
There are people among us who have been made into freaks of nature. The cruel, the sociopath, the psychopath, the follower.
As individuals all choices are the result of our Personal Ethics. All actions are the result of Personal Ethics.
Adopting the moral code of others is not the same as personal ethics. The idea of morality will never make the world a better place for all people. The idea of law will never make the world a better place for all people.
Only the personal ethics of sane people can make the world a better place for all people.
Followers: Followers make the world a better place, only, for those they follow.
On the self determined path we decide what we will do to get what we want. Many people do things at work they wouldn’t do at home. Connectedness says if we do things to other people and there families – in the line of adopted duty – then we do those things to ourselves and our families.
When we make war on other people in their homes and countries we make war on ourselves at home. Any authority that doesn’t reflect this will be abandoned. Outside authority is always the destroyer of worlds. Individuals are the worlds salvation.
There are only two forces: Destruction and Salvation. No individual can follow the path of destruction and salvation simultaneously.
People instinctively know right from wrong when it comes to the right and wrongs of their personal actions. We know what we should do and we know what we shouldn’t do – even if we don’t know exactly why. Going against our instincts must be learned. Someone has to teach us to go against our natural inborn ethics.
To act against our natural instincts is a form of insanity. We can be made insane by poisons or poisonous teachings. We can almost always turn around and take the path back. Accept for cases of chemical poisoning or mind control where any connection to reality is severed – We can turn away from destruction and move toward sanity.
The lesson of the sacrifice is that to move from destruction to salvation we’ll need to sacrifice something. If we are doing something at work that we know is destroying anything – we’ll need to sacrifice that job. If our position, popularity or self image is dependent on destruction then position, popularity and self image will need to be sacrificed.
Ethics Explored: A Framework For Universal Principles of Ethics by Larry Colero, Crossroads Programs Inc.