After several conversations with several different people on the topic of what are people really looking for in life I found several comments that focused on who am I and why am I here. Why should I care? What should I believe in? Is there really a God? If God is good and controls everything why does He let all the bad things happen? Who is the real god? Are we created or did we just happen? Science has proven we have evolved over time. I can’t believe the bible is true. What religious belief is the real deal?
I have asked several of these questions myself and find many people who don’t believe the same as I do, take positions on these topics based on feelings or personal comfort with how they want to live their life just like I did. How do you look at life? What makes you believe the way you believe?
If you would share any thoughts you may have it would be great. I believe it is the unasked questions and the unanswered questions that control who we ultimately are, what we place our faith in, how we act and react to life’s issues.
Thanks in advance for your support in this exploration. What questions do you have or do you hear from your friends?
Since my focus has been on bullying this week, I saw this and knew that I had to post it. The thought came to me that as God has been “expelled” from schools, the occurrence of violence in schools has increased.
If our personality is at the core of who we are, then what shaped it the way it is. What influences in our lives have had the biggest impact? What is at the core of who we have become? Many would say our parents and our family. Some would say our education. Some might say our religious background. Even our environment can play a role. It could be the country we live in or the city or even the area of the city we lived in as a child or even where we live today as we have grown older. Maybe it is our jobs. Many of us have had our fair share of up’s and down’s in life (some more than others) which can have a direct impact on how we think and react to just about everything. Many of us don’t like our lives disrupted, we have a comfort level in our daily lives and generally like it left alone. But what has guided your opinion on life down the road you travel? Giving this some thought I bet you could come up with many reasons why you are who you are and what shaped this personality of yours.
If you have an opinion you would like to share it would be great. I believe that many of us could learn from each others experiences. In the next few days I will give you a feel for where I came from and the key influences that has driven me in many different directions. I always wanted to see if the Grass on the other side of the fence was really greener. Is it?
Just what are the odds of some event happening somewhere back in time setting in motion everything we see from the plants to the animals, the fish, the birds and even the insects and of course us humans? The scientifically accepted law of probability which is called Borel’s law of probability states that the odds of anything happening would have to be less than 1 out of 10 to the 50th power. That is a lot of zeros, but one might think anything is possible if it is just one point below this. However, it is stated by some of the very influential evolutionist that for things to evolve from some random something happening would be most difficult. Dr. Carl Sagan of Cornell stated the odds would be 1 in 10 to the 2,000,000 power. One now believing creationist – Dr. Harold Morowitz a biophysics from Yale – states the chances of evolution happening as we are taught in our schools is 1 chance out of 10 to the 340,000,000. Putting this in simple words, it is just impossible based on the odds of it happening by itself! So how did this all start. Someone must have put things in motion.
Have you ever wondered just who you are? Just why you are here? Why you do what you do? Why you have become the person you see looking back at you in the mirror? The person behind the face you see?
It all begins at birth. After one is born we start taking on the influences of our parents. We learn by doing, seeing, touching, tasting and smelling. We learn by doing even if it is a bad experience. We react to things we see and restate things we hear. Our personalities are in full development mode. We move onto school and enter into our formal education years and our mind continues to soak things up that we are taught, hearing what people want us to hear. We start becoming our own person which has been influenced by everything around us. At some point in this process our personalities take over and it drives us deeper in the direction it has been programmed to do. We many time don’t even realize the things we are missing just because we have programmed our mind to see things the way we want to see them. Life moves on and we become set in our ways and generally can have issues seeing someone else’s point of view if it does not somewhat line up with ours. We dig in our heals when things oppose our point of view. We don’t want anyone rocking our boat. Then something happens. It could be the death of a loved one, an accident, a close call, a war, or just about anything that rattles our daily norm and for a brief moment we become vulnerable and have a window of opportunity to see things differently. If we react things can change and if we don’t, in short we are back to where we were before this event occurred.
If we would just allow ourselves to peel the onion back and get to the core of who we are, we could start to see these influences that molded us. Makes little difference if it is religious driven or the other side of the equation that believes we are just here via some big bang. The point to this is that getting to the core of how this all began is important and if we did not evolve from some little cell that just happened, then someone must have started it all. It really is one or the other. This someone would have been the beginning of everything including ourselves. So if you choose to place your faith in chance than don’t worry too much because you just happened, but if you place your faith in someone who started everything then it might be good to find the beginning of this so you have your faith in the right someone.
Possible a little deep I know. But worth pondering. What I found while digging into these thoughts was surprising. It was not overwhelming and most definitely was worth the time spent traveling down this discovery road. I feel I now know how this all started. It takes faith to believe in either side of this story. It is really just a question now of where you place your faith and making sure that it is your decision and not a decision influenced by what someone else would have you believe.
When one looks back on their life we find that our personalities start their formal formation at birth. How we are raised, the environment we live in, our schooling, our religious upbringing all play a role in who we are today. Check this YouTube video out and see what this author has tried to analyze, drawing conclusions based on solid non – influenced data.