Searching for the Gold of Truth

Panning for gold was a difficult and time consuming way to earn a living.  During America’s Gold Rush heyday people were drawn to panning as an occupation.  The job either paid extremely well if you were part of the few or it was an economical disaster for the vast majority of the others.  The difference in the payout was completely dependent on only three things; the amount of effort one applied in the search, the amount of sediment that one filtered and the ability of the person to identify three key identifiers; what does gold look like, where does it hide and how does it react when found.

Gold is an element that exists alongside every other mineral, rock or metal found in the earth so why did people choose gold as the popular choice for currency?

Gold’s color is very appealing and attracts attention.  It is strong, durable and doesn’t corrode when it comes into contact with other element.  Finally, it is rare enough to generate an intrinsic value but available enough to supply the needs of the many.

As a student of the truth and a Financial Planner by trade, I found these similarities remarkable when comparing gold to the truth.

In the search for truth the “miner” is called a Solutionary.  The truth can be equally as hard to find for the same reasons as gold, it takes the same three things to successfully discover both and the Solutionary has to be aware of the three identifiers.  They must know what the truth looks like, where can it be found and how does it react differently than the other information that they are sifting through.

Like gold the truth resides alongside an abundant amount of minutia in the form of believable lies, desirable falsehoods and the chunks of the partial facts.  These other “elements” will not corrode or tarnish the truth.  These non-truths are spread out of a vast area of knowledge so to save times, the sincere seeker must find the trusted spots to begin mining.  Then one has to take the time needed to sift through this pile of weaker debris in order to expose the valuable gold of truth.  Only then can a Solutionary with the appropriate education, experience and moral/ethical fortitude learn, profess and live the treasure that we call the truth; solving the problems for others.

On the surface, the truth can be hard to spot but if one know where and what to look for, it is fairly easy to find.  The truth will always be based on Natural Law so any contradiction to the laws is the first sign of fool’s gold.  The truth will also be the right and best choice for all who it impacts.  If any of the three parties of the solution is not positively affected by it’s long term outcomes it is likely a pebble to be discorded.

Finally, truth always reacts differently from false information.  Just like gold is easy to separate from the lighter sediment, so too the truth does not wash away with the passage of time.  What was true once is always true.

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

If this is my last post, I want all to know that there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

Do No Harm!

What a novel idea and a worthy ideal to live by.  Upon hearing these words, one probably immediate thinks of our health care professionals but shouldn’t these words apply to each and every one of us, regardless of our profession?

Though written over two thousand years ago, The Hippocratic Oath was born as a vow from a dedicated professional to those whom he served.  It is a timeless creation because it speaks to the heart of an ethical truth.  It is a fact that when you have the knowledge, skills and abilities to be of help to someone, by proxy you also possess the means to commit unspeakable harm.

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Riots, Rallies, and Rebellions

The three “R”s of discontent; riots, rallies, and rebellions is not just another example behind the power of the wisdom of three.  No, it also represents the societies’ manifestations of their constant quest for the truth.  Not what each individual conceives to be the truth, rather the real truth.

Recently the United States witnessed a very divisive national election cycle filled with rally after rally followed immediately by nationwide demonstrations both peaceful and not so peaceful.  These assemblies were promoted to and by assorted factions either in support of, opposition to, or in search of the truth.  The funny thing is that each of these groups swore that they were supporting the truth and what they believed was right, just, and true.

How can this be?

Is it possible that some of these various factions do not care about the truth but rather have their own agenda?  It has been documented that depending upon who they are addressing; whether it is their membership, their opposition, or the public at large the message they espouse can be much different allowing for a glimmer of truth to stay embedded while still championing their unique cause or stance.  Regardless if their messaging is a hundred percent true or even remotely supports the truth, it will always be portrayed as the truth because every just person wants to believe that their thoughts, words and deeds are on the side of truth.  And for there lays the problem; a truth can never be a lie and a lie can never be a truth, for both are constant.  This problem was solved almost three thousand years ago by Aristotle in the Law of Non-Contradiction yet still today we, as a people, fail to grasp the meaning of this simple law.

Take as an example the women’s right movement.  The single and undeniable truth is that women deserve the exact same human rights as men.  All people should be treated equally under the laws of the land.  No rational person should dispute this truth.

Now, as example, there are literally thousands of association, groups and organizations that support this truth; Planned Parenthood, Catholic Charities, National Organization for Women, just to name a few.  The above mentioned women groups cannot be more fundamentally different yet they each were founded for the betterment of women’s rights.  When a women rally is held there is likely to be women from many different organization, companies or associations in attendance all believing the above truth but their definition of rights might vary greatly.  Some of these organizations believe that it is a right of a woman to be able to have an abortion while others do not see this as a right.  Those that don’t condone abortion believe another truth; that it is not just to kill an innocent life in the absence of a crime or danger to the mother.

Does one truth over ride the other?

Another truth that always gets lost in these discussions is the fact that men and women are different.  After years of scientific and psychological research the experts all agree that male and female genders pose physical, mental and emotional differences in our species.  These truths are indisputable yet seem to not matter to some of these groups.  Even with these differences the truth remains that as a human we share the need for equality under the laws of the land.

Without a doubt, we are a unique and interesting species. Humans will always fine bad reasons for good ideas and good reasons for bad ideas.  This is the sole reason why ethically minded people as well as morally supportive organizations struggle to find common ground on ideological differences. The individuals associated with a group usually find just enough information to either agree or disagree with the cause yet they do not necessarily care or wish to dig deep enough to learn about the truth in question.

The Truth gets lost in the mix of individual’s thoughts, words and deeds.

When we, as a society, can finally figure out how to accept that an individual’s reality may or may not reflect the truth and thus when false should have no weight to sway others; only then will we be able to live in world wide peace.  When we acknowledge that the Truth remains constant regardless of our individual Thoughts, Reasons, or Ideals then we will have no need for these divisive plagues of disagreement.

If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

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Anthony “Tony” Boquet, Vice President, Education & Development at The American College of Financial Services and the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

Happy Life Day!

As a Modern Solutionary I enjoy solving problems. That is what I do!

first-life-day-party-cake-eating-by-cute-baby-boyI have a great solution that would likely put an end to the abortion battle without having to change the abortion law of the land.  Instead of fighting amongst one another over whose rights are more important, let’s celebrate the truth that no one can deny; the date our life truly began.  I propose that we, as a nation, change the way we define an individual’s date of existence, our traditional birthday.  We should pass a law (all politicians love to pass new laws) that establishes a more progressive age tracking system; one based on the individual’s start of life not when they are removed from their mother.

With the vast medical advancements made in prenatal medicine; it is time to change with the times. Who could oppose such a modern program?

Instead of celebrating an annual birth day to keep track of our age; each person will celebrate their “Life Day”.  This date will be the date a doctor ascertains to be at least thirty days after the date of conception.  This date is based on scientific evidence that our heart begins to beat anywhere between eighteen to twenty four days from conception. If any rational person came across any life form with a beating heart they would surely consider it to be a living creature.  This is the true start date of any species’ existence.  Our traditional birth day is nothing more than our revelation date to the world and our families.

“Now think, what difference would this change make?”

Well, if our Life Day was medically established and a Life Certificate issued at that time then any disruption to that life would result in a required Death Certificate.  The doctor or coroner would be mandated to list on the death certificate the reason of death; making both certificates a permanent record of the concurrent events.  By requiring the medical professionals to explain this process to an expected mother at the detection of a heart beat would drive home the facts as they truly exist.  We would have legal recording of the documentation of the new life and in the case of an abortion; the death.

Imagine if this would have been the process since the passing of Roe v Wade and the States would have had to list all of the abortion deaths in their statistical reports.  It is estimated that over fifty eight million “legal” abortions have been performed since the law passed; each without the requirement of a death certificate.  For your knowledge, currently a death certificate is only issued for non aborted fetus’ older than twenty weeks.  Aborted fetus’, regardless of age, are not part of any permanent vital statistic record in the United States.

If a child is issued a life certificate that would mean that the parents would have ability to cover the child with life insurance and health insurance prior to the twentieth week of gestation.  From what I know about insurance, using the “self-inflicted exemption clause”, neither health nor life insurance would be required to pay the claim.  This would also solve the dispute as to whether the Affordable Care Act should pay for an abortion with tax dollars.  By definition, it would not.  Currently there are some restrictions as to the level of coverage for health insurance and life insurance on a non aborted child cannot start before the twentieth week of gestation.

Think about how the discussions would change about sex between consenting adults.  With the possibility that within forty five to sixty days of their sexual union a life certificate might be required to be issued resulting in the couple having to declare their parenthood on the document.  With the additional ramifications of that legal record as well as that of a death certificate in the event that one or both of the couple desire an abortion; it could offer cause for further consideration as to if the risks out ways the pleasure.  What if sometime in the future, these individuals had other children and those children decide to do a public search of possible siblings. The life dates, dates of death, and cause of death would be revealed. Would this possibility help people make better choices before it goes that far?  I would hope so.

Wouldn’t you like to see us to start celebrating the Life Day of our children?

What do you think?

If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

Lessons of Truth

Truth…What exactly is it?

My friend Mr. Webster says it is something that corresponds to facts or reality; honest and sincere.

We have all been told as a child it was something you should always tell to others; so it must be a form of communication. Whenever we didn’t tell the truth we were told that we were telling a lie; so the truth by default is the opposite of lying or saying what is not true.  To complicate the situation further, we can honestly believe we are telling the truth but the person we are speaking with can honestly believe that we are lying to them; causing tremendous disruption to any meaningful trust associated with the topic of our discussion.  This differing opinion, as to whether our statement is truth or false, can be based solely on our understanding of one another as well as the information available to us at that time. On occasion, we will even allow irrelevant evidence to invade the topic in question.  This sort of confusion definitely hinders our clear identification of the truth resulting in the ongoing search to explain exactly what we are supposed to do with this mysterious thing we call the truth. Continue reading “Lessons of Truth”

The Three Classical Laws of Thought

Contradiction ButtonsThe great Greek philosophers solved the mysteries of thought centuries ago by writing the Three Laws of Thought.  They determined and explained these undeniable truths so that future civilizations would not have to struggle to communicate with one another.  The thoughts are universal and apply to every rational human on earth.  Being laws of nature, they cannot be changed or edited by mankind.  No matter how bad some people wish to do so, they have no power over the truth.  There are many laws of nature; laws of physics, science, ecology and psychology just to name a few.  They all form the basis of what we know as universal truths.  It is the compilation of these truths that form the basis for wise reasoning.  Without truth there can be no wisdom.  Without wisdom we can never learn to solve our problems for good.

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