Fear Cycle of Placebo
Fear brings the tendency for a preemptive attack. “Do to others before they do to you,” so our fears say. It seems like wisdom. We call it “prevention”. And we convince many people to support us. Then we beat the opponent to the punch.
Soon after our first-strike, our enemy hits back. “See! See!” we say. “He wanted to hit us! The world is full of dangerous people! Cut them off at the pass!” So begins military buildup, escalation, alliances, espionage, strategy, planning, analysis…
But has any quantitative analysis ruled out that preemptive solutions to conflict could be self-fulfilling placebos? · · · →
Everyone can lift or lean, whether in prayer, politics, family, or economics.
Even in sports and online gaming, when a team is losing, some players seem to think that “blamer mode” will cause a comeback. Then there are players who keep going, despite verbal vomit from their own team and even their own coach.
They say that the “disarming” types of people are more focused on the people they interact with than anything else. We naturally trust those who don’t nanny because they don’t need a nanny.
It’s generally a personal choice. But it can also be a group choice. · · · →
Heal Tomorrow’s Families
Most kids today either don’t know their fathers or wish they didn’t. Could this come from having prioritized romance above family?
Young men ask, “Who is the right wife,” when they should ask, “Who will be the right mother?” You know she will respect your kids if she respects you. But no one wants to wait.
Those who wait patiently are constantly pushed, pressured, questioned, suspected, and slandered by those who want an excuse to distract themselves from their own failed choices.
Don’t worry about other people’s choices. Mind your own life. Do we know what we need? God does. · · · →
Access Each Other
Conservative Christians criticize the President’s glaring hypocrisy. Centrally-facilitated Health Care, from an unhealthy government was always doomed. The people can demand that institutions and companies be financially responsible, but a bankrupt government can’t.
The Religious Right has done a wonderful job of pointing out the obvious, selectively. But they have their own hypocrisy. Republicans vote against central-planning every November, then fund it every Sunday.
American “church” has more central-planned friendship, with more bureaucracy, than any Left Wing politician’s wildest dream. Jesus not only allows us to access the Father directly, but also each other. Cleaning up hypocrisy starts at home. · · · →