Thursday, May 15, 2008
The basis of all societies is a standard of what is right and wrong. For a society to become stable and also to grow, it must have law, or a standard by which all within that society judge life. The nature of our law is derived from the Romans, who took most of their early ideas from the Greeks. The Greeks greatly believed that the growth of society depended on the wisdom of the people and the ever-growing knowledge that grew from this belief founded a basis for one of the greatest empires the world has ever known.
So how long is our country going to last? Our standards for society are shallow and full of worthless goals. Most people’s goal is to get rich and buy as many luxurious things as possible before having to give it all to the IRS. Others want to become members of government, to “better our lives” but as you see in headlining news, we find that more and more of our government officials are less moral than the basic citizen. Then there are the few who wish to overthrow this system of government and replace it with something based more so upon the people, but why would anyone want to trust the people with the power to decide anything when the mind frame of most who take part in this horrible close-minded society are brainwashed with dreams of piles of money so high in the sky that they can forget their morals on the ground.
I believe that regardless of whatever step we want to take as a country, the first should be to change our minds on what life is about. The very civilization we take most of our law from believed in wisdom and intellectual growth for people of all levels of society so that they might better themselves. Don’t you think we should take that from them as well?