“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you would not sit for a month.” – Theodore Roosevelt 26th U.S. President
All of us at The Emily Dahl Foundation wish everyone a wonderful 2021 – there is so much to look forward to in this amazing world.
I love how Pope Francis ushered in Christmas for the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics with a message of unconditional love, saying:
“God continues to love us all, even the worst of us.” – Pope Francis, December 2020
Pope Francis and President Roosevelt are telling us something. And it is a simple message – most of the problems in the world are man-made.
Lack of compassion has caused most of the major man-made problems in this “advanced” civilization. We could not be any more comfortable, yet we struggle in so many ways. We must use our common sense to see the importance of love and compassion for others and this planet.
It can be clearly shown that an individual with a compassionate approach towards others will not inflict harm on others. Further, a compassionate mind is also beneficial in terms of good health, peace of mind, long life, and a harmonious life.
Why not make this your yardstick for comparison and then look around you, or even better, look in the mirror?
For those avid capitalists, you can apply the same reason and logic and you will soon see what Warren Buffett and Jimmy Pattison have been up to all the same years you have been at work and can easily compare the results.
The conclusion is simple and therefore so is the way forward. A lot of the problems we face are essentially man-made, so naturally as human beings we should also be able to reduce them. Therefore, if we are optimistic, take a long-term view, and we employ realistic methods, we can make the world a better place.
“I can assure you that no pandemic, crisis, or even one’s own illusion of the way things are can turn off the light of compassion and love that is inside each and every one of us, that is just not possible.” – Sherman Dahl, Emily Dahl Foundation.
The Emily Dahl Foundation Monday, January 4, 2021 www.emilydahlfoundation.com