I am pleased beyond words to see Diogenes back up and running with his blog. Let me just get that out of the way, up front. His site, his wording, his topics are among the best reads on the net. Always have been. He is a gifted writer, who I think missed his calling. I have also been fortunate (blessed) to find a few other blogs that are both challenging, and rewarding. Sites, not of ’emotion’, but of the ‘mind’. All are worth the time to read, and (as Dio says) to research. After reading his site today, it makes me wonder where we go from here.
By now, you can tell that I am loyal and not afraid to take on what I perceive to be injustice or punk bullies. Dio’s blog just helped me to get back to reality.
I am now asking myself whether we are to be consumed with events beyond our control (what our ‘Master’ desires), or are we to reason ourselves to a, hopefully, better place? Are we to in-fight, allege, malign, and attack one another, or are we to understand where we came from? Are we to become distracted (sparklies), away from the actions that really do affect our lives? Are we to spend hours filled with resentments (re-sentire; re-feel), or are we going to use what precious time we have left to understand the logic behind our founder’s thinking to prepare a realistic path to a better future?Are we going to plan retreats from our society as a last-ditch means of survival, or are we going to share ways to secure the society we already have? Are we going to focus on the evils, the horrendous events of the day, or are we going to disperse the ways and means to defeat that (blossoming) enemy? . Are we going to focus on the morality of death, or are we going to focus on the morality of life? .
I agree with Diogenes, and because I agree with Dio, I will try to pivot this site away from such negatives, to a more enlightened aspect involving our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
Running a small town involves so many issues. Infrastructure, security, food, water, trade, law (rules). As such, I might be in a unique position to help give (and receive) some ideas which might be shared among us. This is where I might be able to share both our victories, and our defeats. As well as to seek questions and research answers, as we move forward together. Hopefully to attach a purpose, and be of service. Believe me, this is not some act of charity. I receive far more than I give, and with your knowledge, I can apply what you share with me in ‘real-world’ applications.
Thanks again, Dio, for esplainin the quagmire we are all getting caught up in.