forever decision

My sister just finished her high school. I am very happy for her. unfortunately, there are not all hat do finish their studies. It is not the end of the world when one does not pass the school leaving exam, there is always a chance to repeat it in a remedial date, nevertheless, some do not want or cannot carry the burden of failing. My sisters schoolmate commited suicide after what he had failed in the exam. it is never easy today to live up to expectations.today, the world puts so much strain on everybody and some just choose to not accept it and when they do not see any other alternative, there is only one forever decision that sets all their problems. it is always difficult to cope with something like this. I only hope that the parents keep their memory of their son as beautiful as possible because we shall never learn what was the real motive behind such an act. the worse it all gets that the school was a church led one. could this approach also possibly contribute to the strain upon the young boy? church should help us to bear our burdens.Romans 15:1 says: We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. but is there always someone who stop pleasing oneself and looks more on the needs of another? the greater this tragedy is that even in this church surrounding there was noone who would alleviate the boys problems. let us at least prey for his soul and for the future people who may be at temptation to end their lifes so that they find someone who listens to them and shows them the way. the someone will not be some stranger, it can only be us.


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school leaving speech

I heard a speech today by a high school director that young people let themselves to be very easily influenced by what is told them. the speaker told about the future of our nation and that the young people leaving the high school are those responsible for what the world shall be like in the time to come. this should nevertheless sound as a warning, it should be the opposite I think. this should not put enormous strain on young people who would rather give up than living up to so high expectations. this should be taken as an opportunity to make the world a better place. this should be taken as a privilege that is imposed upon the best ones. similarly God gave all of us certain task, role, a meaning in this world. the job we are supposed to do is a job that is suitable for us. we may be sure that God does not put a heavier burden on us than we are able to carry. on the other hand, he wants from us exactly as much as we are able to do. He wants us to love Him with all our hearts, with all our strength, not more, not less. similarly with the young people living the school. it is important that they do not feel obliged to live up to unreal expectations, it is better rather to encourage them, but always leave the choice what to do upon them. one may not force anyone to do anything, one cannot know what is best for the other one, we may only talk about it, provide alternatives to the consumerism young people live in today and try to show them that alternative life from consumerism exists.


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adaptation to environment

Our ability to adapt to the environment that surrounds us is incredible. unfortunately, this ability may prove very dangerous and detrimental if we choose to adapt to surrounding that is not morally acceptable and evil. this was the case in my country for forty years. after the second worldwar the communist regime took over the power and ruled here and many people adapted to it without remorse. this regime was not far from criminal, with its imprisonment of innocent people who talked against it atrocities, killings of prisoners, torture etc. By this I would like to demonstrate that our ability to adapt is very useful but there is also a hitch, we must adapt to things that make us grow, not regimes that keep us subdued or as I repeaty in most entries-in menagerie. Here I would like to talk about the adaptation to capitalism or more precisely to consumerism. Today we see it almost everywhere, ads to things that we need otherwise our life would not have a meaning. unless we have this and that our life is empty, we are nothing and nobody. once we get it, we may feel satisfied but not for long. if we let ourselves be ensnared in this trap of unconditional consumption, it shall in the end consume us.


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who is my boss?

He is my boss, what can I do? I heard this utterance in a movie the day before and thought about the morality behind this. Who is my boss really? is it myself, metaphorically speaking or is it someone else? who can and should be my boss? in an article some time ago I discussed inner and outer menagerie. The former is such that comes from within, that means when we are controlled by our instincts, biological needs etc and the latter is such that is imposed on use by the government, society, consumerism etc. we need to avoid being in any form of menagerie. If we let ourselves inhibit by anything , we shall never have the wild spirit, wildness that is innate to our substance and nature. so when asking the next time who is my boss, let us not show fear to fight the injustice if we feel like it, but let us not be egotisitical and beligerent towards authorities, although we may not agree with our boss, it is necessary to think andtalk about what we feel because we may see that the boss is right after all. we must show reverence to people above us but to people below us as well.


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Gods mercy

I came across an interesting idea lately. According to my faith, every human has a free will, this is basically what is my blog about. As a catholic Christian I believe that all people are endowed with it unalienable ability to choose between good and evil and I believe that this is the prinicipal thing that distinguishes us from animals. We may debate of course how come that some people are more or less prone to discern between good and evil, for example psychopaths, but I still feel that although some may have the level of emotional intelligence or empathy lower, we all are intrinsically good and know what is right and wrong. with experience and via situations where we have to choose between right and wrong we get more and more skilled in distinguishing evil from good but this process is not learning to discern good from evil, it is not about studying traits of good and evil according to some given prescripts, it is more revealing what is already absolutely given within ourselves. Now to the idea that I came across. Once we do evil with our free will, we get away from God, we further ourselves from him and then we should not be within his mercy. this means that when we further from him, we might not be able to use his gifts of discering between good and evil. nevertheless, although one may do evil volunterily and consciously, one may also then refrain from doing it. this basically means that although we hurt God, he never leaves us but just the opposite. this moral ability is universal. we may be as evil as possible and we always shall and will have the choise to turn again to God, this unalienable right shall He never remove from us, this is I believe what makes this life meaningfull, the neverending mercy that is God.


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development of Anne Frank

as I progress with the diary of Anne Frank I see very vividly her premature unnatural development due to the war conditions she has to endure. She talks bout looking back at the entries months ago and she reflects on her development of the relationship towards her mother. At first she talks as a child, angry, insecure because she has to be locked in a house. she is maybe experiencing same feelings as adolesents who are banned by their parents to go out to disco or so. when she matures, she sees much more the morality of their plight. in the first weeks she felt unjust, possibly due to the fact of being locked in the house, although being locked meant being safe. now after months in the house she sees that there is not a reason to act like a child anymore and she focuses on the unjust situations much more reasonably. she does not argue so much with her mother but in a situation where she was attacked by her parents due to a minor cheekness, she reflects very soundly on the fact that if they did not chastize her, she would much more willingly give up the behaviour. she does not anymore uses harsh words but uses her reason and sees the morality of things much clearly. she wants to stay within a community because she sees the sense of the whole thing. We may argue whether it is good or not to mature so quickly, but anyway, this diary is a very vivid account of how a human changes under severe conditions and once one chooses to develeop into a better person, difficult conditions may brings one nearer to ones aim than under conditions that would not one force to look after oneself so intensly.


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unforgiveness

I found in the library a book about Anne Frank, who was a holland child that together with her family hid herself in the back of a store house and lived some years there during the second world war. her story is a very raw and through immaculate child perspective seen picture of the war. Anne talks about everything they do in a very straight and candid way. the more I read life stories and factual literature the more upset I get when i come across a piece of fictional literature because i see that the naturalness is what really keeps me attached to what I read. In her life story we see how she matures and yet keeps her child view about the world around. Although the war rages and she must endure much more than an average person, she does not loose her wits and good humour. One passage was very interesting. Anne talks there about her relationship with her mother whom she does not really like because they argue very often. it is hard to judge from this perspective because Anne says that although her mother wanted to strike a better relationship with her and apologizes Anne still does not want to get nearer metaphorically speaking to her. Anne claims that the unjustice by her mother is true and that she may feel pity and commiseration for the mother but cannot be friends with her. This may of course be right. she may feel unjust because the child is usually at the will of it parents, on the other hand,we all make mistakes and once the mother apologizes the child should be ready to do the same move. this is of course a nice theory and children have much longer rebel span than adults usually have. nevertheless, it is good to realize that we all make mistakes, children and adults as well, we all are still on the onset of our journey, we still have much to learn and morality is according to my Christian belief something that cannot be learn because it is given to us in order to distinguish us from animals. It is already perfected within ourselves, the only thing we may do is to discover what is already given to us by revealing that we know what is good and evil when we really give up our ego and start to look into our hearts to see the truth.


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