What Happened to the Golden Rule?

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*** S.O.S. *** = Jack Clark
City = Austin
State= TX 78744
Age = 19
citizen of = American Patriot
Religious affiliation = no title, just an open mind
SOS Answer= I think it's great that our characters in this story are starting to wake up realizing that being on opposing teams only creates an imbalance. People are born believing what they see and what they hear throughout their lives to be the only game they can play. The mentality of taking sides and standing on one end or the other should soon be over for our characters, much like it should be in our society. Working as human beings to stop our inevitable fate is our only solution because who are we fighting? People have to learn to reject evil as it manifest through our economics because the golden rule comes after the dollar bill. As long as people have money in their hearts over the common good of society we will see negative outcomes in our world. As econome has discovered the imbalance and instability to lead to the final generations we must ask why it happened this way. We grow up being taught the basics in life through our parents, our schools, and our experiences with life itself. What are kids learning today? What are parents and schools teaching? The answers to these questions are bigger than any words I can possibly type. Let me just say looking at previous generations and interacting with the people who lived during that period has taught me something. People have psychological roots from their childhoods and base what they believe in life on how the world was when they were kids.

In the past 100 years, we have seen the biggest jump in technology and science in mankind's history. So first, we have "joe" who is born into the 1960's who was raised by his father born in the 1930's. Will joe pass on his fathers teachings that he learned as a child? Will he teach based on his belief he has found on his own? The answer is a little of both. Generations later most people don't understand their grandparents point of view on many things. With that said it brings me to this; are we as humans becoming more connected as a society of the same species or are we crumbling apart? Today people, as I said, live for money and second place goes to the golden rule. Is there a reason people should starve over paper created by a bank? We all know the answer to that.

Today we have TV's advertising to us while promoting violence and destruction as we laugh and buy the products we see. They impulse what we feel we need in life by placing us in a position that singles us all out. In schools, we are taught that you can be anything you want to be when you grow up. The theory behind this is if we try hard enough we can make something of ourselves. With capitalism and how it looks on paper we should be able to, right? Here in America today, we have 40% of the wealth held in 1% of people's hands. While money powers the economy we first must look at what is more important than economy. The imbalance we are facing today has to do with money more than people because -- if we place the golden rule in front of money, you get harmony and success for mankind. The way to save our economy is to unite people with the idea that we are ultimately the decision makers. As long as people sit at home, channel surf, and believe they cannot do anything about the world they live in they are consenting to others to control the world.

In V for Vendetta we see at the end how people gain an unspoken trust with each other and unite. This is what we need to achieve an economic solution. With economic solution comes the elimination of power i.e. money. We today have the technology to use free resources to benefit everybody but we do not use them because of big business that holds them back. If you want things to change, we have to first stop living for ourselves and start living for humanity. Then we must yell in the streets until the number of people involved is so great even the skeptical will wake up.

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. -Mark Twain.

P.S. I know this isn't going to win this game, even though the money would help me out greatly. I couldn't help but post because of this scenario's great undertone to the world we live in today. Thank you for reading.


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