The Right Life: Basic Lessons
Posted by Frith on 1/15/2009, 4:29 pm
As you may know, I have been working on ways to inject our society with a good dose of good old-fashioned family values. I have long believed that one doesn't have to be a holy-roller or a fundamentalist cultist to structure his life around things that are universally considered good, positive, and beautiful. Of course, that also means minimizing the bad and ugly influences to whatever degree we can. and that can be challenging. But I have been doing so for quite a while now, and I am really enjoying the new outlook on life. Those old partying ways now seem pretty shallow and silly, looking back on them.
Which values should be kept and which discarded is always going to be a matter of opinion. But that's the purpose of this thread. I am going to explain as best I can the value system I live by. And my hope is that some of you will like the gist of what I'm saying and choose to come along, even if you disagree with a few things. If we are all more or less on the same page and have the same kind of dreams and goals, we can be very powerful acting as a team.
I don't know whether we can change society, but we do have the ability to chart the course of our own personal lives, regardless of what others choose to do. It may take some time to undo old habits and get things going in a fun, new way. But once we are headed in the right direction, we can begin to teach this new-found value system to our children...and maybe even bring some neighbors, relatives and friends onboard.
So let's get started!
I expect to post new articles under this thread from time to time. How often I do so will depend in part on how much participation there is. I will use your feedback as a gauge for how quickly to move things along. All I ask is that you keep the feedback positive (since that is, after all, what The Right Life is all about). If you don't like what I'm saying, simply slip away quietly. I will ban anyone who insists to trying to disrupt things.
As a new participant in this project--one who I hope is serious about it---you might do as I have done: Get yourself a looseleaf notebook just for these articles. Go to the "print friendly" version, print it out, read it over several times, discuss it with us, and then file it in the notebook for future reference? The point is to become familiar with the little nuances of the project and to take them to heart. That's just a suggestion.
I would also suggest that you check the "Notify me" box on this page. That way you automatically know about it whenever I or someone else posts in this thread.
Ready? Okay, here we go...