Letters to the editor, December 10
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Updated: January 11, 2013 6:03AM
End of the world or not,
time to reflect on our lives
Some worry concerning the Mayan prediction for Dec. 21, 2012 — what if, indeed, the world “ends” then, whatever that might mean? What is the purpose of life, our own, individual life? What would be our legacy, each of us? What did we work for: love, friendship and seeking happiness, or the things we perceived would make us happy: money, power, fame, etc.
What did we strive for each day? Discovering beauty, meditating for self-discovery? To understand and forgive those who “spitefully use us,” have stolen something precious from us, to free ourselves from the bondage of that negativity or to demonstrate our fear, anger, etc., to get even?
Did we take time to enjoy the smile or the touch of a friend, a child, a pet? To “smell the roses,” to create beauty?
Is the world a better place because of our time here or did we selfishly glean what we could without thought for the future? How did we perceive that world, its people: as “its” objects and things or, as Martin Buber put it, as a “thou,” a spiritual relationship? Important — to us individually? We all teach; what did we teach, emulate?
For which Scrooge will we be remembered: the hoarder of money or the giver of life? Native Americans determined wealth by what they gave away.
Whatever Dec. 21, 2012 brings, it is time to take stock of ourselves. The purpose of life? Each must answer that question.
Is the “unexamined life” worth living? Whatever worries one may have for the future, today is precious.
Begin today. Study. Great minds beckon you. Scholars have uncovered unimagined glimmers of truth. Love: Great spiritual leaders have shown us the way. Life may be worth more than you ever anticipated.
He’s glad Indiana didn’t vote for Obama a second time
I am extremely proud of Hoosier voters who realized their mistake four years ago, resoundingly rejecting Barack Hussein Obama and his politics of “The Blame Game.” Four years of “It’s all Bush’s fault” or “The Arab Spring has made things difficult” has not solved a single problem.
The left-wing media have guarded this purveyor of class envy during his entire administration, and they should have been listed as in-kind donors to his campaign.
Thank God for men and women of character and integrity, willing to offer us choices in the media. Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck and Laura Ingraham provide alternatives to the fawning commentators who never asked the tough questions of this Saul Alinsky clone. Four years of unemployment above 8 percent, gas prices well above $3 a gallon, and a foreign policy that has led to the most dangerous world since the Cold War are more than enough reasons for the red states to be wary of where the next four years will take us.
One thing is certain: When Obama is sworn in on Jan. 21, he will inherit quite a mess.