The Evolution of Relativism

“The natural law is itself the eternal law, implanted in beings endowed with reason, and inclining them towards their right action and end.”

Saint Thomas Aquinas’ “Summa Theologiae”

The human race has forever questioned the “truth” or at the very least the “righteousness” of man-made laws.  Take speeding for instance; it is a good “idea” to restrict everyone from speeding, that is, until it is you who is late, struggling to make up for lost time.  I bet that as soon as that first speed limit was established, someone decided it would be okay to ignore the posted speed.  Consider another example, every society throughout history has had laws against the theft of property but the laws have never stopped some from stealing what is not theirs.  It is clear, by the activity level of the judicial system we view man-made laws as ours to break whenever we believe it is right for us.  If we get caught, we will surely have an excuse and when that doesn’t work we will deal with the consequences the best that we can.  Continue reading “The Evolution of Relativism”

True Love, Selfish Love; What is the Difference?

Wiser words were never spoken.  All love is not created equal and identifying the difference between true selfless love and selfish love is not always easy to determine at first blush.

Many young lovers are faced with this dilemma and they are not prepared to handle this complex problem.  Without the benefit of life’s experiences to rely on one person could be experiencing true love while being preyed upon by someone consumed by selfish love. They will both experience the stirrings of love in the form of emotions like happiness, excitement and pleasure which will entices more intimate relations to build.  Through the reciprocal nature of love, both partners will display outward signs such as tenderness, warmth, and endearment even if the end game desired is poles apart.  To complicate matters further, with all forms of love, these feelings will be returned to the one who initially offers them up regardless of the motives.  Due to our body’s hormone system, the way that we process any emotion naturally pushes the facts into the recesses of our mind so that they are rarely considered.  The ultimate goal for both people can be vastly different while emotionally identical; a breeding ground for confusion.  This leads to poor decision being made and negative outcomes that can last a life time. Continue reading “True Love, Selfish Love; What is the Difference?”

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.

Natural Law; The Basis of our Common Law

“Even Aristotle, a Greek pagan, would have agreed with the Christians on choices and / or decisions which would contradict with the natural flow of nature. He is credited with establishing the Law he called, The Natural Law: A paradigm that posits the existence of a set of laws whose content is set by nature and that therefore has validity everywhere.”

(International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences)

I think Aristotle and I would have been great friends because we both agree that it is nature that rules the truth and the truth can be found in all things naturally.  It is when society tolerates the opposite that problems cannot be solved.

Humans are the only creature with the mental capacity to make decisions that contradict that which is natural and when they do they are stupid enough to believe it is the true and right way of doing things.

However, it is evident that any time such decisions or choices are made it creates a multitude of additional problems for the person and all those that are effected by the choice or decision.  Problems are tied to the Wisdom of Three in the same manner as their solutions are in that there are always three stakeholders to every problem or solution.  The person or entity creating the issue, the person, persons, or entity directly affected by the problem / solution, and those indirectly impacted by the outcomes. Continue reading “Natural Law; The Basis of our Common Law”

Clamping down on Leadership

History is so important to the human race because it provides us with the experience component of wisdom.  It is wisdom that solves our troubles and without history we have no chance of overcoming our future dilemmas before they cause harm. It is through the lessons of history that we come to understand; how the eternal laws can solve these quandaries, create tools that leverage the power of the laws and master the application of the laws through the tools that we create so as to benefit all mankind.

For instance, the first clamps are said to have been developed by the Egyptian around 600 BC.  They were made by wedging two boards between large rocks.  The wedging force tightly pressed the two boards together so the glue could set, binding the boards as one.  This created stronger boards and for ship building, made a leak proof seal between boards.

Much has changed since 600 BC but the uses of modern clamps still solve the exact same problems they were originally intended to solve using the same laws of nature.  The Egyptians understood the Law of the Lever; force leveraged by a fulcrum will increase power, creating extra strength.

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Goldilocks; Innocent Child, Juvenile Delinquent or Ethically Challenged Individual?

Which child living among us, regardless of their age, has not read the story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”?  This story was first recorded in narrative form by British writer and poet Robert Southey, and was first published anonymously as “The Story of the Three Bears” in 1837.  It was a time when society still valued right over wrong.  Parents looked for every opportunity to teach their children that poor moral character always came at a price.

Are these still important values in 2017?

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We Are “United” By the Decisions That We Make

Unless you live as a hermit, you have heard about what is viewed as the less than wise decisions, which were made by a gate manager and the cockpit crew of an United Airlines flight and possibly the airport police personnel called to a scene which resulted in a fare paying passenger being physically ejected from one of their airplanes due to an oversold situation.

This kind of event strictly exemplifies the importance of placing an equal value on making ethical decisions as well as legal ones.  United and every other airline are legally able to overbook their flights, select passengers who will forfeit their seat when none volunteer, and are contractually within their rights to have passengers evicted from their aircraft by force under certain situation when deemed necessary.  Everything that happened that day seems to have been legal but almost everyone agrees that it was not right.

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The Win, Win, Winning Resolution

Have you ever seen the statistics on New Year’s Resolutions?  Below is listed the top ten resolutions for the year 2015 as assessed from a University of Scranton study.

Rank Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for 2015 – University of Scranton
1 Lose Weight
2 Getting Organized
3 Spend Less, Save More
4 Enjoy Life to the Fullest
5 Staying Fit and Healthy
6 Learn Something Exciting
7 Quit Smoking
8 Help Others in Their Dreams
9 Fall in Love
10 Spend More Time with Family

They then grouped those ten into four types of resolutions, Self improvement or education related, weight related, money related, and relationship related.

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Three Requirements of Positive Change

As we enter into a new year, it is common for each of us to search our hearts and minds for guidance toward new directions in our life. Over time this soul searching that develops into the conviction for an en route path of change has become known as a New Year Resolution. For all of us who has honorably and with the best of intentions, set a new course for our life only to see the road eventually wind back around to the familiar and well-worn ruts of previous years; fear not, the solution is not as difficult as it may seem. Through the Power of the Wisdom of Three our goals are within our grasps. Continue reading “Three Requirements of Positive Change”

When a Solution Becomes a Problem

It is said, “We are creatures of habit” and rightly so for mankind is merely a more intelligent creature but a creature none the less. As one of nature’s creatures we respond to threats, fears, and problems in much the same way as all creatures with one exception…we have the mental capacity to learn from, adapt to, and develop techniques used in solving problems.

It is the responsibility of the leader of a business, a family, or a team to teach their disciples that these lessons are critical. To be effective in this role as teacher, we must understand these principles, be able to communicate them, and transfer the required skills in a way that is easily remembered.  One proven technique is storytelling.  A good story can emphasize the message, embed the lessons, and enhances interest in sharing of the content with others.    Continue reading “When a Solution Becomes a Problem”