Saturday, November 8, 2008

Keeping It Simple

How neat would it be if we could change the world by everyone learning to follow two simple rules? That's right; if we could learn two simple rules, and teach them to our children, we can change the world. Sound crazy? Maybe, but I am going to try to show how.

Richard Mayberry, in his book "Whatever Happened To Justice?", gives us two basic laws:
  1. Do everything you have agreed to do
  2. Don't encroach on anyone or their property
Now, I paraphrased these laws to keep them short, but in essence, that's all there is to it. Sounds pretty easy, and I'm sure that most of us try to work within these parameters on a day-to-day basis. However, there are a vast majority of people out there who don't. These are the people that think they can "get over" on other people for personal benefit. They are caught up in the "Free Lunch Syndrome" (FLS).

FLS comes from people believing that they can get something for nothing. They are ignorant of the spiritual laws that also govern us. Truth is, we all pay for everything we ever get. Karma is the great balancer. If you cheat or defraud someone for profit, sooner or later you will be the victim. It really is easier just to earn (or pay for) everything up front; then there are no worries.

Honesty is the best policy. Let's teach that to our kids instead of fighting over evolution or banning books in our schools.

Remember the basics and keep it simple. If we can change our mindset to accept these two principles -- and live them -- we can make the world a more beautiful place to live. Like Lynyrd Skynyrd said in their song, "Simple Man": Be a simple kind of man. Be something you love and understand.

It's all so simple.
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