The New Golden Rule

At some point in our childhood someone very solemnly and pompously taught us the “Golden Rule”. From an early age we have heard time and time again these wise words: “Do to others what you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12 NIV). However, past history and recent events have taught us a different “golden rule”; “the one with the gold makes the rules.”

Think for a moment about your family, the society where you live, modern financial, religious, and political institutions. Have you noticed how they are directly and indirectly guided by whoever has the gold? Read more

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What is value?

What is “value”? It can be defined as “the importance, worth, or usefulness of something” (Google). For the most part, value is subjective and circumstantial which further complicates things for those of us who try to understand it. However, to make things easier for us let us talk about “real” value and “perceived” value. Read more

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