Expanding your borders won’t solve your problems; expanding your borders while you have problems only expands your problems; solving your problems will effortlessly expand your borders.
Where do you put your effort?
If you focus on how other people are to blame for your problems, you will find the excuse you need. Then, you can have problems and someone to blame for them. But, your own problems will never go away until you can focus on how you yourself are to blame.
So, put all your effort on your own blame, no matter how small your blame borders on being. · · · →
Coders generally have their own styles and preferences that artists don’t understand. So, who is supposed to write art software? Coders actually write it. Artists actually use it.
Coders don’t get along with artists or each other. One guy changes his software, coders who use it spend more time learning his changes than improving their own software. 5% more cooperation would eliminate 95% of software glitches. But, coders don’t cooperate with anyone.
Christians fight more and produce even less. Cooperation is such a struggle in coding, if Christian amateur computer programmers just got along, they could revolutionize the software industry over night.
The problem with the world isn’t money, it’s fairness. Life isn’t fair. It’s extra-kind to rich people and extra-mean to poor people.
What can we do?
Jesus said that the poor would always be among us. He didn’t give them money. He healed them to give them justice. So did his disciples in Acts. Isaiah 11:4 says that Jesus is the judge who gives justice to the poor.
So, don’t love money, don’t hate money either. Just give justice to the poor. Use your money to give justice to the poor and to make other people give justice to the poor. · · · →
There are two great self-realization “epiphany” moments in life:
“I am different from my ideas.”
“It’s my fault.”
Knowing that you are not one-in-the-same with your ideas liberates you. You can change your ideas like a pair of shoes. Someone criticizing your ideas won’t insult you personally because they are merely criticizing your ideas, not you.
Knowing something is your own fault frees you to do something about it. You can’t change anything or fix any problem unless it’s your own fault. Maybe it’s only your fault for not having improved.