The 1960s gave birth to the Sexual Revolution and western society began to abandon many of the values on which its civilization was based.
Western society of the 21st-century reflects dysfunction, immorality, addictions and violence.
Family, religious and moral values that were a guide for what is right and what is wrong are being pushed aside.
Corruption causes the loss of ideals and values that lead to a good society.
Materialistic society believes that happiness can be purchased by the self-serving who try to keep up or go one better than their friends.
In “The Affluent Society” (1958), Harvard Economist, John Kenneth Galbraith writes that despite the increasing wealth of society, people are not happier.
Aimless life leads to unrealized dreams,untapped potential and wasted opportunities.
Rome’s cultural acceptance of moral decay was a key factor in the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
Society Thrives on Wholesome Values
The most important aspect of society are its people.
A good society has a rich, dominant culture and is politically stable.
A good society has safe and close-knit neighborhoods that foster community cohesion.
Society thrives on wholesome families where common decency and authority is respected.
Family life is much more close-knit within a warm and loving family home.
Values define what is important to a person through the choices they make in life.
Positive values that promote personal growth connect them to their goals and the path to self-fulfillment.
Their passion provides the commitment and enthusiasm to pursue those goals that give meaning to life.
Spiritual assets include love, compassion, humility and forgiveness.
Spiritual inspiration enlightens the heart, heals the mind and helps the individual to endure for a brighter future.
Compassion is defined by its wonderful attributes of selflessness, goodness and empathy.
Gratitude makes us thankful for what we have and reminds us to “count our blessings”.
Moral law is based on values and standards that distinguish good from bad, right from wrong and warns against wrong turnings.
Children “brought up” on moral and spiritual values are blessed throughout life.
The Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer (taught by Jesus) and The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23) for example, were Divinely Designed for the well-being of every individual.
The Ten Commandments of the Old Testament are the protective laws that guide us to things we must not do.
The Eight Beatitudes of the New Testament given by Jesus Christ from the Sermon on the Mount guide us to things we must do.
And, the Parables of Jesus Christ, such as The Good Shepherd, The Prodigal Son and The Good Samaritan teach important moral lessons for how each one of us can judge his or her own life.
“To Thine Own Self be True”
To live a good life is to be satisfied with who you are, with what you’ve done and with what you hope to do in the future.
Remove the excess clutter to re-focus the mind towards the infinite opportunities of realizing dreams.
The mind and imagination are the tools of creation.
An enquiring mind will:
*broaden your thoughts and feelings
*extend the boundaries of your knowledge
A vivid imagination of what’s possible can make dreams come true, regardless of where you are now.
When we eat healthy foods, we experience positive results to our health and well-being.
When we start exercising, we feel a new vitality and a new level of self-confidence.
Further education can help you get a new job or career or to advance in the one you have.
All these help the individual to progress mentally, physically and spiritually through our most basic values, beliefs and attitudes.