Friday, August 31, 2007


As the new religion

Makes a lot of sense

Keep everyone feeling bad about the planet, environment, society whatever

Means that people pay less attention to other things

Throw in terrorism for good measure

Now even the most moronic politician can look good

Then tax away and nobody notices

Or do they?

Can it be that people are beginning to notice

Taxes have been rising relentlessly in most countries

Nothing is free everything must now be paid for.

Maybe people are finally noticing

Are you noticing that guilt is a driving force?

Who put it there?

Pay attention and let the guilt go

Just be the best you can every day

That's all

Leave the guilt out.

We do not need to have guilt

Feel good about life and yourself
Stop watching, listening and reading guilt inspiring media.

You will feel better if you leave it out

You can also be more objective about what is going on around you

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Dumbing down

Is clear in many fields of modern life

Hollywood and others understand that formula products work
Producing an endless stream of forgettable garbage
Simple plots filled with sex, violence and vulgarity
In fact in many media today it is difficult to find any programs that have merit except from their successful appeal to the lowest common denominator

Along the way core values have become blurred or lost

Values such as honesty, trust, respect, courage, love, wisdom, generosity, kindness, enthusiasm are often totally lacking
Powerful lobby groups spin and distort any protest against this situation

Arguing that their programs have no negative effect
They lie

We lie to ourselves

We feel impotent to influence this situation

On a global scale this is surely true

On a local scale this does not have to be true

It depends on you and your own values

If you have strong positive core values and follow them in your daily life

If you do not support or help reward rubbish media

Then over time this must impact

How and when might not be clear today

But then it does not really matter as the reason you follow worthwhile values is because they are right for you

Commercial logic dictates that dumbing down must continue until the saturation point is reached
In some fields we are already there
Boredom is beginning to set in
Your values and behaviour can impact
Do not dumb down your own life
Live by clear and correct core values
Who knows what influence you can have.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


MP3's and other music devices transport us into our own world away from those around us

So does TV whether as background or as an absorbing medium

PlayStation's, Xboxes, Gameboys do so too

Magazines, newspapers, online services they take us away as well

Away from what?

Each other usually but mainly from our minds

Our minds boss us from morning to night

Seldom do we stop to ask is this normal?

Is this how it has to be?

Is there another way?

Answer no it is only normal in the modern world

No it does not have to be this way

Life with a mind under control is very different

It is one where peace of mind is not just an expression but a reality

Not easy to obtain in fact it is the hardest thing you can do

But then all the world's great teachers have pointed out that the big fight is with ourselves

The fight to subdue our own selves this is the difficult one

So start today by noticing how often you have negative thoughts about anything

Notice consciously when negative thoughts come to you

Ask why?

Do this until you can catch all the negative thoughts coming in from your mind

Yes coming into your consciousness from your mind

Notice how many are not yours

They just spring up

The thought is just there

Question who or what is controlling these thoughts?

Now consider do I want to continue this way for the rest of my life?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

End of summer

In the Northern hemisphere you can feel it coming

Just the faintest of whispers

Just a feeling, the leaves are dryer

The days getting shorter

The mornings sharper

Children about to go back to school

Business getting down to work again after the summer holidays

No idea what the winter will be like

No idea how cold or wet

Do know one thing having the right clothes feels better than not

Being happy at the idea of colder weather is better than regretting the passing of hot days

What we feel changes how we experience things
Our thoughts lead the way
Change how you think about the coming winter and it will change how you experience it

Check your feelings about it now

Be pleased at the opportunity to do other things

Decide to use this winter unlike any other

Be appreciative of life

Use your time in new ways

End of summer approaches
Enjoy each minute and welcome the changes

Monday, August 27, 2007


Being pleasant brings so many subtle rewards it is surprising how few people embrace it as their life strategy

A pleasant mindset causes us to see things differently

To experience life through positive eyes
Smiling eyes

While this might sound trite to hardened modern life warriors

One point escapes them

Being pleasant creates an invisible attraction of niceness around one

One that attracts others of a like mind

One that repels nasty people

They do not feel comfortable in this energy space

So even more reason to practice being pleasant it keeps the shites away!

A subtle but effective defence against the many aggressive and unpleasant people around

Choose to be pleasant.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

More on thoughts

Thoughts are primary acts secondary

This is not a made up idea this is a law of the universe

It has been known from ancient times up until today by those who understand the perennial wisdom

The perennial wisdom being the true history of the human race and not the stories currently in vogue from religion to science and beyond

So returning to thoughts a simple exercise

The thoughts you have now determine your karma in the future

In other words your thoughts determine your future

Clean up your thoughts, change your future

All thoughts which are negative, angry, violent, vicious or just plain unpleasant will bring the same or more unpleasantness into your life in the future

Clean up your thoughts

Pleasant thoughts are more agreeable anyway

Learn to monitor your negative thoughts and push them away

Thoughts are critical to our well being

Make yours worthy of you.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

My way

And everyone has one

For this 'n that
Just check that they are still valid


Making copies and back up files on your computer and not leaving it until the next crash or virus invasion

Actually backing up your telephone numbers on your mobile phone
With having spare sets of keys in places where you can get to them
With photo copies of all cards and plastic
Putting birthday dates in a place where you will actually find them
Having the discipline to follow through on things
And most important of all letting go of "my way" and allowing yourself to be wrong
Take the time to think whether or not "my way" is the best way?
is it?

Friday, August 24, 2007

Food shopping

Is something most of us do in supermarkets or hypermarkets today

Convenience of parking and shopping

All under one roof


Do you ever change brands?

Hope so because there are some products where it is helpful to do so

Like shampoo, because our hair benefits from a change once in a while

Bread, moving from whole grain or brown to German or Scandinavian is no bad thing once in a while.

Most serious though is the amount of sugar, salt and soya in so many products

Try if you can to avoid genetically modified soya because no one yet knows the long term effects

Pseudo science might argue that it is safe however no one can say this yet

No one knows

So try to reduce your salt, sugar and soya intakes

Notice how hard it is to read labels when so many ingredients hide under numbers and letters.

Not a bad exercise to read about what you are eating

Inform yourself if you can

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Like life

Help others
Want to feel good?

Then do things for others without thought for yourself

Get in the habit of doing things that bring pleasure to others

Not for the reward

Not for the acclaim
But because you know this to be right

Morality sounds old fashioned in a greedy, selfish, material world

Wrong let those who are greedy be

Let your selfish friends be

Let everyone get on with their own thing

You live inside yourself 24/7

Respect yourself

Live by moral values

Yes morality is important

Don't believe me?

Look at older greedy people

Alone with their riches but oh so poor

Their faces tell what a life of greed brings

Plastic surgery cannot hide the empty eyes

As John Lennon said "you cannot hide when you are crippled inside"

Determine to live your life with respect for yourself and others

Like life
Like yourself


Are more important than actions

In creating karma
And karma is what rules in our solar system

The thoughts we have create our karma

Your karma determines how you experience life

So your thoughts are more important than you thought

And who can say that they do not have negative thoughts?

Angry thoughts perhaps, greedy thoughts, unworthy thoughts

All of us need to be clear that our thoughts create our future

So presuming that you would like more peace of mind rather than less in the future

Time to clean up your thoughts

Start by noticing how little you control your thoughts

Notice how thoughts come in and out of your head all day long

Most are random, unsolicited uncalled for

Start monitoring them become more aware how your thoughts are

Then start the the very difficult job of stopping the unworthy, unpleasant ones

This will keep you busy for the rest of this life and maybe some others too

Unpleasant thoughts indicate that you need to look at your ideas about life

Your understanding of yourself, your values, your sense of right and wrong

If you have fair values then less unpleasant thoughts will come your way

If however you are jealous, envious, greedy, self pitying then watch out karma will test you over and over

No one beats karma it is the ultimate law in this Universe, the source, origin, fount of all other laws

Accept we are here to grow to learn

Time to start sorting your thoughts
Time to start controlling your thoughts
Thoughts are so much more important than most realise

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


In ones life that just stay forever

The first kiss when falling in love
That timeless moment
Even when the relationship fades that memory lingers on

Something about it defies most other experiences
It changed our life

What else stays in your memory?

An illness, a birthday, some special day

And this out of your whole life

We often think we have lots and lots of memories


Name twenty good and bad ones now quickly without effort

Did you?
Bet you could not!

So out of a whole life of x years you have limited memories

Is this good or bad
Probably neither

It does though help you see that the memories per se are not the important thing

The important thing is that the sum total of all the moments in your life has brought you to where you are today

Without any single one of them you would not be the same person

For good or bad you are the sum total of all your experiences
So the real point is that moments add to who and what we are
They shape our lives, inform our choices, influence our thoughts
So be open to moments they are more important in many ways than our memories.
The moment shapes while the memory reminds

Monday, August 20, 2007


Ever thought how it is written?

Usually it is written by the victor, the winner

Years later someone might say no it was not like that

By then millions have absorbed the idea that it was like the victor said

Interesting that today with instant global communications the victors version is being challenged more frequently

Iraq, Darfur, North Korea and others

Notice the old style of stifling the other point of view still continues

In 2007 Russia has banned the BBC and controls what the Russian media can say

Other regimes like Iran, Lybia, Egypt do the same to greater and lesser degrees

However it is becoming more and more difficult to write your version of history without being challenged

Quickly the liars have learned that whenever anyone challenges them this can be countered with more distortions or lies

Welcome to our world

A world filled with competing histories

History usually becomes clearer after some time has passed though

Objective consideration of events can help us

However lies can last for millenia

So what is history but a version of something from a particular point of view?

As society changes so does history

The point of view and perspective has shifted

Be careful with history it can fool you

A step beyond lies the truth, relative it might be, truth nevertheless

Slowly history can merge into truth as more pieces and understanding are added

Over time history can become truth

Most modern history has yet to make this step being still mired in politics and distortions

So give some thought to the stories you are told

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Clear sight

Is for sure more pleasant than continual confusion

So why do so many people stay confused?

For so long
For so much of their lives
Stay in problem situations
Stay stuck

Answer they have fear

Usually they feel that the moves they can see will bring more pain or unhappiness
More misery than they are now experiencing

Sadly for most this is true


Because their vision is faulty

If you cannot see clearly then for sure the options often look worse than staying where you are

And why is this?

Because we all have perceptions, our lives are perceptions

If your perceptions of life are faulty then obviously your life is too

To change this go to simple basics

Check with friends to see if what you see is what they see
Check with others who know you
Often we are not honest with ourselves

We tell ourselves these stories

Make the choice to find the truth

Once you have done this then take action to get your life back
Move on, let the story and fear end
Move into new areas
Be busy, be energetic

Clear sight is preferable to fear any day even if it brings pain because it allows you to move on

A life with no movement is a life dying

Choose clarity, it's your life

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Why doesn't he change?

Or why doesn't she change?

Answer why should they?

So many times we feel that life would be better if only our partner changed

Most partners have difficult or odd habits

Actually so do you

This is the real world and one where your partner is quite happy with that habit

If they are not then they would have changed it
They haven't so be clear they are fine with whatever it is you dislike
You might feel it is best for them if they changed
But why should they change?

The old cliche is also appropriate here

If you want to change the world then change yourself
Slightly modified that could be

If you want to change your partner then change yourself first
Yes it works
Yes it is true

So if you feel your partner should change whatever habit it is that annoys you

Then you change first

Change your own habits

And if you do not want to because you are happy with yours then why should they?

Your call.

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Secret

For those of you who have missed it The Secret is a film and book purporting to explain an alleged secret

It states that for many thousands of years a small group of people had The Secret

And The Secret is?


Yes by knowing this you can obtain wealth and happiness

Or so say the authors

So for those of you who have tried to follow their instructions and have not obtained wealth and happiness a thought

Attraction and positive thinking are indeed helpful

By themselves however they can only ever be helpful they are no answer

Attraction is hardly a secret nor is Karma

If you want to sincerly know the truth of things then knowledge of the first Law of the Universe might be more helpful

Karma is the first Law of the Universe and as such will help you understand how wealth and riches might not have not come your way

Fads and fashions come and go so for this year it might be The Secret

Karma is with us through all our lives so an understanding of this will profit you more

As a last thought the most appropriate way to use attraction is in the service of others

Not for yourself

Thursday, August 16, 2007


What a word

It covers so much that we take for granted

We cannot define the word

We can say simple things that it means

We can say complex things that it means
We can say what it does not mean

We cannot agree all the things that it might or might not mean

An example

Is an atom conscious?

Is every part of your body conscious in its own right?

Just semantics you might say

No not really because it shapes our understanding of the world we live in
A higher consciousness can see everything beneath it
A lower consciousness cannot see things above itself
Not possible
Be careful we are not talking about knowledge or facts we are talking about consciousness
So a more conscious being can see and know things a lower consciousness cannot
The slowest thing to evolve in humans is consciousness
Absolutely so
That unless and until we can help consciousness grow amongst ordinary men and women
Unscrupulous people will continue to dumb down arguments and communications in order to maintain control, gain power, make money
It is no accident that so much in the modern world has been reduced to sound bites and photo opportunities
That people are called celebrities by being cruder or more vulgar
That ostentatious behaviour is somehow admirable
The illusion is fostered that everything can be bought
The lie that we have never had it so good when over half the world is without
That the good life is somehow measured by .
Anything that appeals to lower conscious people who constitute the majority of humanity
Who all have the same vote
Unfortunately growing consciousness is the only way forward for humanity
Unless we become more conscious we cannot survive let alone grow to our potential
Interesting point of evolution where greed wants to dumb everything down
While the only way forward is to grow consciousness
Through greater consciousness comes greater understanding
Greater understanding is our only way .
Being responsible for your self choose to grow your consciousness
Maybe one day you can contribute to growing the consciousness of others
Consciousness is all.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Moving on

From disappointment can be difficult

The mind just does not want to leave go

Endlessly turning around and around on the same points

Sometimes people never come out of this

Sometimes they allow the disappointment to be the focal point of their lives

For the rest of their lives this one disappointment is their story

Do not let this happen to you

Be clear only you can change this

No one else

No toys no distractions can do this

Only you understanding that you chose to finish this pain

And only by controlling your mind

By deliberately keeping busy

Building little successes into every day

Being tired out so that you have no energy or opportunity to dwell on your pain

Yes it is hard work

And yes it takes time

And yes it is over, finished because you chose to let it go

No easy answer exists for pain and disappointment they are part of the human experience

Yes a normal human condition

It is how we grow and learn

Not nice?

No but then who ever said that human experience or life is nice?

Life is both pain and happiness

We find happiness through learning to handle our pains

Learning to balance ourselves

Learning to let go

Just chose to move on.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Is the major holiday month in the Northern hemisphere

The month when airlines, hotels and others charge sky high prices

When parents and children meet each other

Overcrowding, waiting on line everywhere

Drinking, eating, dancing, drugs, casinos, beaches, parties, night clubs

You name it

Having fun letting off steam

And while in the Northern hemisphere we are doing this

Buddhists everywhere are staying in their ashrams

Not going out


Because August is considered the worst month of the year for dangerous or bad energies

Insects and snakes are very active

A time when Planet Earth is crossing an area in its orbit where there are usually more shooting stars and meteorites

Throughout recorded history Buddhists have known this

Two worlds oblivious of each other

All of us with our own set ways oblivious of each other

Has it ever been thus?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Mmmmm - 48

'The existence and aims of the Brothers of the Shadow are essentially selfish. . . .


Multitudes of human beings are unconsciously treading the path of the shadows and, in comparison with these multitudes,


it is relatively only a few who self-consciously lead and guide with subtle and nefast intelligence this army of unsuspecting victims of mâyâ.

The Brothers of the Shadow are often highly intellectual men and women, frequently individuals with apparent great personal charm . . .'

(OG 21-3) '

They work by temptation, by mental pictures, by suggestion, by quoting scripture, by appealing to their victims' vanity as if their plea were made to the high virtues, by playing upon their egoism, and by arousing ignoble passions.'

(FSO 456)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

What creates karma?

Karma is created by the thoughts we have

Karmically thoughts are primary, acts are secondary

Every thought we have creates consequences

Some good some bad

It depends on your deep feelings about life

If you are an angry person then your thoughts will be influenced by this anger

Thereby creating negative karma

If you are a loving person who thinks good of everyone and everything then your thoughts are more likely to be loving or positive thereby creating positive karma

So our thoughts are so much more important than we realise

Every single one of them

Because karma must be paid to the smallest detail

If not now then in the future

Once we realise that the karma we create literally determines what we experience

What creates our so called good or bad luck

Then we can understand why getting rid of nasty, angry, jealous, violent or otherwise unpleasant thoughts is literally critical to our well being

There is no avoiding karma

Karma is what determines our experience of life now

Our thoughts are what determine our life to come

Now you can see why what you think is so powerful

Thoughts create karma.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Ten days

Once a year we all need a ten day break.

A break that is preferably without mobile phone.

Ten days back to back.

Away from your routine.

Into someone else's world.

Out of yours.

Long term stress and tiredness demand this.

Once a year ten days back to back rest please.

It takes this long for your mind and body to relax and rejuvenate.

Just ten days each year.

And if you don't?

Cumulative stress over time will take it's toll

Of this you can be sure.

Take ten days back to back

Friday, August 10, 2007


Is often crucial in life

Bad timing can put you under a train, into the water

Into many dangerous situations

In trouble with the in laws

With your partner

So many aspects of life come down to timing

Ever wondered how many are yours?

Your choice that is

Where you got your timing wrong

Absolutely wrong

Thought for the day

Often we are not focused

We are not in the present we are thinking about other things when we should be here now in this moment here.

Try to pay more attention to what you are doing

Make the determination to do whatever it is you are doing better still

This way you are likely to pay more attention

Your timing will improve

Timing in life is often the difference between success and failure .

Improve you timing

Thursday, August 09, 2007


Temper can ruin our lives

Can destroy our most important relationships

Can ruin otherwise fine situations

Can spring from us without warning

Someone presses our buttons and off we go

Caught unprepared and off we go anger boiling over

Fighting to the death over trivialities

Tired of this?

Then start by being wrong a few times

Try being wrong and saying so even if you do not believe it


Because one of the sources of our temper is our defending our space, in this case what we think is right

It doe snot matter if you are right when you destroy another person or attack them with violence

Be wrong say so

Take a deep breath, turn around, breath deeply, then face the other person and say I am wrong

Clearly simply in those words I am wrong please excuse me sorry

Yes try the word sorry as well

Move into areas where you accept that it does not matter if you are right or wrong

It matters more that you attack another human

Decide to stop it

Not tomorrow, now today

Practice saying to yourself I am wrong, sorry

Do it

Nothing changes without our deciding to change

Your call

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


has special properties

So if you have the chance then walk on the dew

Every day if possible
Just for a few minutes

Oh and do this barefoot


Because the dew on the soles of your feet has properties that are beneficial to you

It also slows you down

Allowing you to put your busy life into perspective

Just enjoy the sensation even if it is cold

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Money and travelling

Hidden money belts are fine ideas

Unfortunately we often keep our credit cards in pockets or bags
Today one can have one's cards stolen anywhere
Do you have separate bank accounts for travelling


Then think about opening a new account

Put in it only what you need for a short period
Then top it up if you need more funds

If your card is stolen all they can take is what is in this account

You can then safeguard your finances from being cleaned out.
In today´s world every little helps

Monday, August 06, 2007

Socrates - 3 filters

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.

One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said,
"Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"
"Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything I'd like you to pass a little test.
It"s called the Three Filters Test."
"Three Filters?"

"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say.
That's why I call it the Three Filters Test.
The first filter is Truth.
Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"
"No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and..."
"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it"s true or not.
Now let"s try the second filter, the filter of goodness.
Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?"
"No, on the contrary..."
"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it"s true.
You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of usefulness.
Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?"
"No, not really."
"Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"
This is why Socrates was a great philosopher & held in such high esteem.
Author unknown

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Is strong in us

A bad day and soon after we have forgotten it

Arguments, disagreements the same

Humans would be hard put to remember all the difficult times they have experienced in their lives

Lives that carry lots of pain

Humans experience plenty of pain one way and another

Through pain we learn and grow

Not easy so we block it whenever we can

Think a minute what pains do you remember without difficulty?

These are the one's that need remembering because they will not go away

So usually there is work to be done surrounding this experience

Look at it and try to find how you see it today compared with at the time

Has this changed?

Is your memory still the same

Often we can find that our understanding was not too objective

This is the lesson of pain often we see the event or situation through eyes that are not too objective

Revisit your major pains and see what you can learn from them

Simply stated this can help us grow by understanding things in a new way

If we choose not to learn then be warned nature will visit you with a similar experience again

Amnesia can shield us but is not always helpful.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

You are

The parent of yourself


What you were in your last life has shaped what you are now

What you failed to learn in your last life must now be attempted again in this life

And other lives too if necessary

What you succeeded in learning in your last life is now incorporated in you and does not need to be learnt again it is part of you

It is the larger wiser you

The you that is immortal

Your higher self if you prefer

Your spirit

And so it goes on through countless lives

Stumbling along

Until one life we begin to understand why we are here

We then determine to move on because it is the only way forward out of illusion

To work consciously to rid ourselves of our fears and weaknesses

To help others

To become less selfish and more altruistic

We realise for the first time that yes those cliches and sayings and myths are not just some old nonsense

They are clear and valid instructions

They work

They are how we must behave

Because you are what you yourself create

So having mean violent thoughts will produce a mean violent reaction from nature

We now understand consciously for the first time that we are literally what we think and do

Can you understand that many thousands of lives have brought you to this point?

You are the only one who can change this

No one else only you

No money

No power on the planet or off it

Can do this for you

You alone are responsible for what happens to you

You, not your parents

Not your partner

Not your children


You are your past, present and future

You alone are

And you what is you?

Your spirit, your higher spirit

Only this

Only this remains from all those lives

Nothing else

This is you.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Holding tension

Is not such a great idea

However in this best of all possible world's most of us find ourselves doing so

Modern life makes tension almost unavoidable

Modern cynicism pushes most into tension

At the risk of being boring there is nothing much more useful than learning to deal with stress, tension call it what you will

Several easily articulated steps

Years of challenging work

Most will not even try

Some might try, most will fail


Because that's the way we are

All shapes and sizes

So for those who want to try

First the reason

Without controlling the mind there is no chance of evolving your consciousness

Evolving consciousness is the key to moving ahead, unlocking nature's secrets

Second the work

Find your fears

Get them out, dissipate their hold over you

Learn to meditate it is the only known approach to controlling the mind that really works

Learn vipassana meditation, go on a course a retreat

Practice day in day out, no cheating, no missing out days


Because you need to convince your mind that you are serious when you ask it to shut up and be quiet

If you do this then one day, a long time from now probably you will begin to experience success

If you do then tension will recede in your life

You will begin to understand truly why you are here and what it is all about

No one can tell you only you can find it out for yourself


Because that's the way nature made the rules

No favours, no exceptions, no cheats, just those who are prepared to look for themselves

What we are talking about takes many many lives and is the only way out......... literally

So if you want to grow then this is what you do
If not then life after life of frustration and tension are yours because nature does not change her rules for anyone.

Choose wisely it's your choice.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Is hard to take sometimes

Particularly when something serious is involved

Sometimes accepting things is the only rational solution

At other times taking some action is best

At others asking for help

However with all choices life goes on and this is the important thing

Can we let go of the disappointment?

Can we move on

Learning to do this is difficult, because our emotions are involved

Focus forward

Even when you cannot see anything in front of you

The direction must be forward towards something else

Leaving the disappointment behind

Whatever others might say disappointment is only ours to know

It is a very personal experience

Moving on is sometimes very difficult

Time helps but our decision to move on is the most important
Keep busy, be active, look forward let go of the disappointment

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Male teenagers

Are without doubt some of, if not the, most dangerous animals on this planet

Used by senior gangs because they are under the age where they can be treated in the same way as adults in numerous countries

Fighting as soldiers in many conflicts in the third world

In previous times society disciplined its young

In many countries today this is no longer the case

Often badly educated

Without jobs

Knowing no sense of mortality

Frequently without good judgement

Lacking purpose
Zero or poor relationships in the family
In fact often from disfunctional families

What are we to do?

Whatever anyone says this group are an indictment on society

Putting them in prison or under restraint does little to change things

Probably nothing or little because they are often living in poor areas

Programs to educate often fail because it is too late for many of them

What a waste

Over time this problem will not go away

Watch it grow as society moves on

Be careful too teenage violence can involve many unwary people

Pity the teenager without a future.