Monday, September 26, 2011

You Got a Friend In Me

I've always wondered what the world would be like if greed and pride never existed. Imagine all the things that would be better. They do say that greed is an innate human characteristic and we are all born with it to some extent. I believe that. Pride is something that most males (and females to a lesser extent) base their lives around, so I believe that as well. You can't get by in this world without being a little greedy and prideful. But what if, just what if, the world never had any of that? Imagine that.

Most of the stuff that goes on in todays world, the problems, can mostly be related back to greed and pride. Someone got too greedy and bit more than he could chew or some company wants a complete monopoly so they start to buy out the competition. Greed, its in the deepest depths of our hearts in all of us. Even as kids, you always wanted to be the one with the most everything; most marbles, most candy, most friends, most toys, etc. I think I'm convinced that the world today is what it is because of people's greed over the past 6,000 years or so. Imagine all the wars that happened because of territory and resources, the innocent lives that were consumed by greedy men, the higher ups that always benefit from the underlings, it goes on. I just wonder since when did our world become so driven with pride and greed. You hurt my pride, so heres all out war. You stepped into my territory, so heres all out war.

The sad part of it all is that these are grown men and women that cause it all. As kids we're taught by our parents and teachers to always share, be generous, solve arguments peacefully and mutually, yet our "grown ups" who're supposed to act like "adults" divert back to childish play. In this way, life will always be a circle. Kids will learn to be "model citizens" only to be corrupted later on by the "real world". History always repeats itself whether it be in grand scale or in our daily lives. We never seem to actually learn from our mistakes. Somehow, someway, that smidgin of greed and pride always drive us back to repeat history. I honestly don't think that the world has "learned from their mistakes". I'm no history expert, I'm just your less than average Joe, but even my naive self can see the repetitive cycle of the same old problems over and over. I do wish the world could be a better place but as it is written, the world will only get worse. People will become more and more greedy, more prideful, and more corrupt.

I don't care what they say about "change" and "will make the world a better, greener, place", I'm not going to believe you until I see it with my own eyes. Its ironic that I need confirmation because faith is all about belief without seeing. I don't put my faith in people, we're all flawed. This is not to say I completely distrust mankind. I will always put my faith in people I know I can rely on, people who get the job done, people who talk while walking. I know that everyone, including myself, will fall into pride and greed's clutches sooner or later. Even if I fall into the clutches of pride and greed, I know I've always got a faithful Friend to pull me out.

Amongst the evils of this world, I pray that I will not be shaken, my vision stay true, and my faith stay solid as a rock. 
And God said, "You got a friend in me".

Psalm 23:4-6


Bible Progress - Ezekiel 38
I'm starting to read 4 chapters a day now cause I misread the calendar and didn't see that sundays you're supposed to read 5 chapters, not 3. Got a little catch up to do if I want to finish by the end of the year.


Elizabeth Lee said...

always impressed by your thought processes and humility...

YoungkimJKD said...

I would like to go a step further and say that at the heart of it all, it's selfishness that causes all these things. Greed and Pride are the results of putting the self above all other things on earth.