Thursday, April 4, 2013

Are You A Builder Or A Wrecker?

Something both religious and non-religious types can find to agree about is what general effect your actions have on the rest of the universe. It comes down to this: Are you a builder or a wrecker?

I am tired of endless useless arguments about good and evil. Builders and wreckers are easier to decide about and don't require so much argument.

It doesn't matter whether you think you will face Divine Judgement at the end of your life, or worms and decay into dirt. You can look at someone's life, so far, or all the way to the end if they are gone from this life. 

Perhaps you don't know enough about that person, to know whether their actions make the world better by building it up, or worse by tearing it down. It does not matter to you whether that other person is a builder or a wrecker. What matters to you is which you are.

Are you building up the world and making it better as you go through your life? 

This question is not fancy. It doesn't require that you set any records or built anything visible from space. It is only whether your actions generally tend toward making things better.

None of this means you have to spend every waking minute doing good deeds. None of us are able to be a builder every waking minute. All of us have bad days. Some of us have lots of bad days, but still manage to do small things that add up to making the world a better place.

You can still make the world a better place by doing one small, quiet thing at a time. Something as small and quiet as a smile or a kind word at the right time, can be your way of building up the world and making it a better place.

Prevention is part of emergency preparedness. Part of prevention is being a builder and doing our best to make the world a better place.

Every one of us has some special areas that we are good at. We need to find those, build them up and use them. We can all be builders instead of wreckers.

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