Monday, September 16, 2013

We want to help one another!


The Merck Family Fund did a nationwide survey at the end of the last century regarding quality of life. They found that the three things that people said would add more quality to there lives were:

1) More time with friends and family
2) Less stress
3) More time to contribute to community

Yesterday I read a quote that was written in the 1930's but is entirely relevant today. Poetic. Eloquent. And something we must all think about to guide us to life's NEXT step. We seem to have lost our way to having what we need regarding 1,2. and 3 above. The Merck study actually had people create a term for what they felt was going on in the USA and it was:"out of whack." What is going on in America today is out of whack. Obviously, we need to get BACK in whack!! (Whatever THAT is).

The following poetic message from Charlie Chaplin from the Great Dictator gives a positive insight to we human BEINGS and it seems that as early as the 1930's people of the world had lost their way:

"We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone.The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in:machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little: More than machinery we need humanity; More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost."

Consider what QOL is for you and your family. Consider what leads to "kindness and gentleness" to those around us. What can we use our creativity and insight for to make the change to a sustainable and cooperative future that spans this magnificent globe!!? We'll talk about it here @ QOL News.

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