The world we live in, twenty first century America is one of great importance as well as one of very troubling times and challenges.
How one interprets and reacts to these new ages and attitudes, will be significant in their growth in happiness or not, love or hate, forgiveness or not, contentment or bitterness.
Basically, it will be one's own decision on contributing to the success of helping your brother, and society as a whole, to work hard in the ability you have, strive to learn well, develop wisdom, and do the right thing. By making the correct choices, we can attain a better hope for prosperity.
The ability to stay focused on the positive rather than the negative, not only in life, but in everything you see. Realizing that one cannot always change a culture, or a people, and even sometimes the person next to you, but realizing that sometimes one can still brighten the day of their neighbor, or a stranger. It's our decision, how we react; if we hold issues, or bitterness, content, strife, jealousy, then we lose the opportunity to help ourselves or others. Rather we should strive for the little things we can do every day to make life brighter for someone else, thereby opening up the gate to bring us true happiness or contentment.
About the Author:
The author is a veteran of experience. He spent is formal upbringing years in upstate New York where he graduated Roosevelt High School in the 1970's and then spent 4 years in USAF. He then went on to a technical institute for nearly 2 years graduating and then went into a Fortune 500 Company where he has spent 28 years on/off in Engineering Department. In meantime, he went and graduated, BA, from Eckerd College, in St Petersburg, where he resides. In his spare time and in between formal employment mentioned above, he has dabbled in the Real Estate market being involved in apartment rentals and buying homes, apartments, condos, remodeling and then selling. Finally, after reaching a point his life, where he was only partially satisfied by improving physical things, he wanted to take a deeper step. Therefore, he embarked on selling a bunch of properties in Florida and buying a place where he thought he could turn into a retreat, whereby, people could visit and experience the mountains of the Catskills on the water in a pristine environment. Challenges would come ever so close, thus providing him with no choice but to seek divine presence and insight