Back To Basics

What thoughts cross your mind when you hear people talk about getting back to the basics? The picture below depicts my idea of getting back to the basics.

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span style=”font-family: verdana; font-size: small;”>The comments below reflect thoughts that cross my mind when someone talks about getting back to the basics. I suspect that many of you have had the same thoughts.

span style=”font-family: verdana; font-size: small;”>I think of a time when things were simple and uncomplicated; before the bustle of todays fast pace and the high demands on our time.

span style=”font-family: verdana; font-size: small;”>I think of a time when crime was low and the community cooperated in that effort.

span style=”font-family: verdana; font-size: small;”>I think of a time when families were loving with each other and children showed respect to their parents. In contrast, todays families are very disrespectful toward each other. We see an increase of children who talk back to their parents without consequences. Parents curse at their children with the foulest of language, of which harms their precious spirits. We continually see parents and many fathers who are unwilling to be responsible for their families. Because of an increase in divorce or young unwed mothers, children are raised in homes without fathers living in the home or being an active role model for their sons and daughters.

I think of a time when honesty, loyalty, and values were engraved in the souls of children. Loyalty and integrity were practiced in the home, in school, and at work. By your word and a hand shake, people made binding contracts.

I think of a time when God was the foundation of a family unit, of a community, and of a nation. Belief in God is what binds people together in hard times or a crisis. Remember, belief in God is the fabric of the Constitution of the United States of America. People in the past loved God and tried to live by His commandments. Of course, that situation has changed drastically over the past decade or so.

span style=”font-family: verdana; font-size: small;”>Times have changed so much, and people have moved so far away from what makes a society healthy and happy, that people are now looking for ways to bring back what’s been lost. Consequently, commercial ads now use “getting back to basics” as a way to influence potential customers to buy their product or services.

span style=”font-family: verdana; font-size: small;”>Now that the secret is out and we recognize people want to get back to the basics, it’s time to talk about this subject in a blog. That’s why you see videos that help you capture some of the secrets of the past, and articles that help you rediscover the principles that make society function best.

Your comments are encouraged that may help others in their quest to improve their lives. Please feel free to add your experiences and lessons to what I write. We were not created to do things by ourselves. We were created to need each other, to help each other, and to learn from each other’s experiences. I hope you will share your wisdom with us.

span style=”font-family: verdana; font-size: small;”>Being Self-reliant is an important part of getting back to the basics and meeting the challenges of our times. Being self-reliant means you provide for yourself and your family. It also means you help others in need as well.

span style=”font-family: verdana; font-size: small;”>Living Within Our Means provides peace of mind when the storms of life come upon us. We know the storm is close at hand because we can see the clouds and hear the thunder in the air. Only a fool would be caught off guard when it’s obvious that a storm is at hand.

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