When the world was young all of the peoples of the earth needed to rely upon each other for safety and sustenance. A close bonding existed that we do not see today. As the populations of the world grew some of the people found other ways to supply themselves with these things until they found they didn’t need their friends, their families, to survive and prosper. They would look at their brethren with scorn for following such antiquated ways. The results of this temperament are all around us now and are the basis for the controlling influences of the world. Laws based on one persons disposition affect everyone. Societal fashion skews the cornerstones of peer interaction. Business and monetary gain distress the public with competition for an apex attainable to a very few. Wars continue to divide the nations and even the civil causes separate classes and ethnic diversity.
It is with this challenging senario that the great majority of us contend. Common goals run rampant through every society, but they are quietly observed and, therefore, out of the limelight. Some would advise being friendly to all, which others would call foolishness. Some say to rely on this religion or that, and some say none. I do not believe our creator would condone much of what happens in mankind’s endeavors. I believe we must learn to look inside ourselves, monitor our intentions, and comport ourselves accordingly.
As a wise man once said, “To have a friend you have to be one.” Many of the giants of the world could do well to follow that saying. The world would be a better place.