Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan as an irony. Originally, like busybodies, the Samaritans complained when King Cyrus ordered Jerusalem’s temple to be rebuilt. King Darius, who came a few years later, ordered the temple to be completed anyway and for the Samaritans to pay for it.
The Samaritans brought trouble on themselves. Had they not tried to have a “better” idea than the king and just gone about their business, they wouldn’t have had to pay for Israel’s temple. In the end, they only lost.
Be a Good Samaritan. Help the injured, then mind your own business. · · · →
Working people mind their own business.
If they get too distracted complaining about other people’s problems, they make excess enemies and run a deficit of their own achievement. Survival requires getting work done. Getting work done takes time. Time requires focus, especially with all the distractions screaming for attention.
Busybodies are not the threat they like to think of themselves as. When a busybody complains about you, don’t worry. He’s focusing on your challenges because he hasn’t overcome enough of his own. Just keep working.
Working people are formidable, both in daily challenges and when the are confronted by challengers.
Here are some more notes to expand on:
“Nation of Immigrants” vs “Nation of Pilgrims (Immigrant Patriots)”
Fallacy: America is special because it has immigrants from different cultures, that’s it. America’s DNA is not merely “immigrants”, which collapse every multi-cultural empire. The DNA is people from any culture saying, “Give me liberty or give me death death”, being willing to die to fight people who want to “help” us. In the general sense, Colonial Americans organized themselves under rank and law to institutionalize this concept: “If you want to help me then don’t help me. You do not ‘help’ me, you keep out of my way. The other option is that I fight and die to keep you out of my children’s way.” That attitude is what made America exist.
“Tyranny of the Masses” vs “Republic if you can keep it”
Fallacy: Electoral college is unfair, majority rule is always fair to minorities. · · · →
The United States is in a crisis. It has been in a crisis since the 1990’s. It began with “all teams win” in school sports and “have sex with whomever you want, it won’t affect your family or your life” in sex education and Sunday morning morals. Students were told that college was the way to survive because it led to a “safe, secure job”. It started when institutional education took a turn on a few key principles. Now, people don’t know how to win in sports, they are unhappy in their families and their lives, and they don’t know how to keep or even find a “safe, secure job”.
People like Anne Coulter and myself, who foresaw Trump’s election and went on record, understood the nature of the crisis, which was why we forecasted the election with the confidence we did. We “Trump predictors”, (including Allan Lichtman), maintained our confidence in the face of so many voices telling us otherwise because our principles for understanding the political atmosphere shouted that much louder. · · · →
One of the most important things to understand is knowing who wants to understand.
Time and again, an up and coming leader delegates design, manufacturing, marketing, engineering, software development, customer relations—while directing brand strategy in a vacuum from whatever they delegate. Brand graveyards are littered with flowers from copywriters who quit or were fired just before the brand failed. Do your research and find out.
In fact, always do your research. Work with people who do their own research. Teach people who teach themselves. Teach yourself so good teachers want to teach you.
Grow with people who grow up. · · · →
America is seeing an epidemic of immaturity. People in their twenties and thirties are self-destructing like I have never known.
The story is always the same. “Adults and the culture didn’t treat me fairly when I grew up,” so they injure themselves, hurt themselves, fool themselves, squander themselves, and reject themselves—all because someone else treated them wrongly.
An entire generation made unwise choices because they were mistreated? It’s not their fault, even a little?
Don’t live that way. Don’t hurt yourself because of others. Don’t ignore good advice because someone told you in the wrong tone of voice. · · · →