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Complaining in America

We forget how blessed we really are.

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Published: May 5, 2012


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Visitor Comments: 20

(19) virgil, May 10, 2012 6:45 AM

amen

yes,we are truly blessed,just by the fact our G;d allows us to wake up every morning,things may get bad,but comparing to other countries we are doing pretty good,what we must fear that the more thank less we are the more away we might get from G;d,then less blessings we might receive

(18) Anonymous, May 10, 2012 3:55 AM

prosperity vs, posterity

With all due respect,I think the word you wanted to use was prosperity not posterity.

(17) Anonymous, May 10, 2012 3:46 AM

one more thing

besides counting out blessings, meaning, every time you have a minute of peace, like drinking that hot cup of coffee, or going for a walk on a beautiful day, or any moment where nothing is bothering you, notice, and thank g-d. However, there is another important thing we must do - all the horrors in the world are caused by people who are arrogant and human being haters. Make a point to be nice to everyone, Always say "good morning" or whatever greeting at that time of day. Teaching yourself to be nice to everyone is ahavas yisroel, (if it is a Jew) and loving every human being - because they are also g-ds creations.

(16) Steve Cordova, May 9, 2012 9:28 PM

Nothing wrong with wanting to make it better

Sure we have it better in the U.S. than other people who live in countries like Syria, and we should be thankful for that. But being thankful that we are better off than those who live in tyranny is no excuse for turning a blind eye to the injustices that exist within our government as well. It is true that it is necessary to take a balanced approach and not let the horrors of the world dominate over our perception of the world, but the other side of that is to try and make things better. Governments around the world are corrupted by crony capitalism, and as a result the system is rigged so that most of the opportunities in the world go to those who have the means and the power to influence policy. And yet in the midst of all this people either turn a blind eye because they are distracted by media or because they rationalize some reason as to why we should allow things to continue to operate as they do. I believe that having faith in God is good so long as one takes it in balance. It is not good when people let religion and a belief in God blind them from their own role in the world. God helps those who help themselves, and this notion that we should just allow our fate to be guided in God's hands can not be applied when dealing with issues of government corruption and corporate greed. To allow one's self to to believe that God will some how save humanity from the evils of human beings who seek power and greed is a limiting and disempowering notion that serves those who seek to use our belief in God to acquiesce to their corrupt authority.

(15) David, May 9, 2012 1:14 PM

Truly, one of your best

Thank you

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