As The World Turns

170512_WorldTurns_RamirezAs adults, we have had to learn the hard way through societal interaction and experience that not everyone is nice and caring, nor do they have our best interests at heart. Unfortunately, this is a hard fact. There are people who would be inclined to climb on and over our dead body if there was something in it for themselves. Continue reading “As The World Turns”

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Recycle

Recycling involves processing used materials into new products to avoid wasting the raw materials. It is often interesting and fun to see people take scraps of old materials, clothing, household items, and even old furniture and creates something fun, modern, and at times unique. The concept of something having opposing qualities to different people has been around a long time. “One man’s meat is another man’s poison” was a 17th-century proverb. Although most people are more familiar with the phrase presented in this fashion, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Continue reading “Recycle”

World Pollution is Personal

Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into a natural environment that causes an adverse change. The contaminant doesn’t need to be tangible, pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Pollution started from ancient times when man created the first fires soot found on ceilings of ancient caves provides ample evidence of the high levels of pollution that was associated with inadequate ventilation of open fires. Toxic pollution affects more than 200 million people worldwide. In some of the world’s worst polluted places, babies are born with birth defects, children have lost 30 to 40 IQ points, and life expectancy may be as low as 45 years because of cancers and other diseases. Continue reading “World Pollution is Personal”

Little White Lies

Most people are simply in the world where life is happening all around them, but they are hardly living it. The world increasingly dictates to us, who we are, what we will become, when we will achieve, where we will live, and how we will treat and react to others. Today we live in a world where dishonesty is rewarded, in a society that increasingly conditions us to lie by telling us that, in many situations, lies are justified. Our belief that a white lie can be “helpful” is rooted in the philosophical term “the end justifies the means” and this has become an acceptable norm, a mantra for the masses, the graduate school of thought for far too many. However, God’s condemnation of lying in Proverbs 6:16–19 contains no such exception clause. Continue reading “Little White Lies”