Who are we ?

Can you take it? I would suggest that you do not read this post any further if you are going to be sensitive or one-eyed or confused by self-confidence etc…

This is going to be a tough call because I am one of you and I often wonder if I am as objective as I would need to be ??

We are the most threatening virus on this planet. The identified contributors to climate change are ALL insignificant compared to the excess population that we continue to build on this Earth with minimum regard for the environment.

We are DISRESPECTFUL and IRRESPONSIBLE and still enjoy, no demand is more appropriate, all the rights we can identify.

Which means that we are about as far removed from The Code as we can get.

No more down that line of thought else I will be no more than a DoomSayer.   And I do not want to do that.   I really want to shock as many sane, considerate and thoughtful people as possible to directing their energies to living by The Code.

To me The Code is the simplest, most fundamental, non-cult, non-religious, non-sexist and non-discriminatory   guideline/reference/ethical code/moral code that I have been able to identify.  I DO BELIEVE that this code MUST be used, applied and ENJOYED for the benefit of the planet .

We really have to pull up our socks and do something to ensure that we stop being a virus and start being sentient and intelligent beings that can re-establish this planet as the garden of Eden which it undoubtedly is. Just think what a wonderful, luxuriant SELF MAINTAINING  planet this would be without us.  A fact that no-one can deny!

Back to Who are we?  Or maybe we should take a moment to consider Who We Are first.

WHO WE ARE ? Well here is my perspective at this point in time :

WE are living, thinking and postulating beings that are on a relatively fragile but  beautiful planet that WE are busy destroying. THIS is the RESPONSIBILITY that we are all going to have to understand AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT  if we are going to be here very any longer.

Part 1 is the HUMAN BODY plus brain plus thought plus subconscious mind. WE exist, feed and breed through the means of our human bodies. Quite a large proportion of some of these bodies are now artificial. Taking this to a logical extreme these bodies are getting closer and closer to humanoid robots as more and more of the body parts are replaced by non-human spare parts.  It is rather fascinating how humanoid robots and humans with artificial limbs are getting closer and closer. Certain parts are largely more complex than others so they will take some time yet. At the top of this list is the human brain vs. robotic Artifical Intelligence (AI). However this gap is closing. The subject of fears about AI and its threat to us is the subject of another post ( to come). 

Part 2 is the SOUL. This is the difficult part. There are still many people who refuse to accept the existence of the SOUL. Rather like those that still claim the the 1969 American moon landing was a hoax. Ok.!! One more crack at convincing the non-believers because THE SOUL IS REALLY WHO WE ARE.  The SOUL is the bit/piece/existence/being (?) that does the postulating bit which separates us from the rest of the planet at the moment.  Close your eyes ( well not YOU else you could not carry on reading  – so you need to do this with another person). Get the picture of an elephant. Very big, very overpowering, very impressive. Especially if you can then recall all the associated senses that go with the view of an elephant in the African wild. So we have this VERY SOLID picture of an elephant ? Ok !! So who is looking at this picture?  The picture has been compiled from our memory, stored in the brain but WHO IS INTERPRETING and EXPERIENCING those visual, and maybe even audio, memories. IMHO this is YOU or ME. This is the POSTULATING being that drives us and empowers us to achieve both great and despicable things.

Part 3 is the UNIVERSE, INFINITY or dare I say GOD. Well whatever this is, is the ultimate being, the creator (for most religions no matter what they call their god) and I guess The Big Bang for people who are trying to be very scientific and material and atheist or agnostic. My understanding at this time is that GOD (in his very many guises) is the sum-total of all SOULs , the aggregate of all thinking,  postulating entities The closest dissertations on this subject seem to be spiritism .   In many ways this is another cop-out because no matter what our beliefs we always get to the brick wall ; but where did …. come from?  or how can nothing cause a big-bang which results in the infinte universe.  (Ok, sorry, it is not  considered as infinite any more but expanding! Not sure which is more difficult to grasp? )

If WE can accept this as a fair summary of WHO WE ARE then we must realize how  insignificant we really are in the scheme of things and no matter what we can achieve FOR OURSELVES means VERY LITTLE ultimately.

IT IS TIME TO DEVOTE A LOT MORE OF OUR ENERGY TO GETTING TOGETHER WITH OUR FELLOW VIRUSES AND ALL WORK TOGETHER TOWARDS THE GREATER RESPONSIBILITY OF SAVING THIS PLANET.

I believe that The Code can be a significant starting point. All we have to do is get a lot of people to accept The Code, agree with it and set about applying it to all walks of our lives.

Please help me to find a method of doing this,

Jude

 

The catch 22 of Greed

In my world selfish = greedy. Whether this is TRUE or not is the subject of another debate BUT for the purposes of this post please accept this as true.

Side One :   It is Greed that drives us on to our achievements. So to control (and be reasonable ) about our material and spiritual possessions means that we could be limiting our potential. Maybe potential is the ability that needs to be identified / limited / managed.

Side Two:  It is GREED which results in nearly all of the problems, unhappiness, sadness, dissatisfaction, (see the thesaurus for the list !! ) , suffering and it goes on and on and relates to all ailments (including health issues !!) . Take an unsatisfactory situation and trace it back to its cause and in most (OK I cannot say all ) instances you can trace the problem to someone who is being greedy (or selfish…  that person is giving away or losing some material or emotional gain which they do NOT WANT to do.)

It is for this reason that GREED is my number one choice as the cause of our degeneration towards armageddon.

Angela Mollard on Customer Service

This is a CLASSIC example of the death of Customer Service as it gives way to GREED. The greed that has become the commercial reality of of a western society on the downhill road to ARMAGEDDON.

The insert u on sunday in the Sunday Mail March 23, 2018 has an article by Angela (which I have scanned and attached) with the byline  As I rant the person on the other end hangs up is a brilliant description of Telstra NOT providing customer service to a loyal customer having a problem with their modem. I attach this scanned article.

Well from my point of view read this article with the name of the provider as Optus instead of Telstra. I moved to Optus in the hope that I would get away from a similar experience with Telstra. No such Luck. Another difference in that my modem replacement took nearly 6 weeks including two visits from the Telstra technicians. They sublease phone lines to Optus.

This problem will only go away when the GREED practiced as commercial reality can somehow be brought into perspective. DO WE REALLY HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT.

Jude

 

Steve Jobs – Famous last words

I have just read this posting from elsewhere on the web and although I realize that cross-reference is one of the greatest advantages of the web I think that this deserves repetition.  The words here provide a very good reason for us all to contain our GREED and reduce this PROBLEM facing our society :

*Subject:* *Steve Jobs famous last words*

He died a billionaire and here are his last words on the sick bed:

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes,
my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little
joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I
realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in,
have paled and become meaningless.

You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – “Life”.

When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – “Book of Healthy Life”.

Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down. Treasure love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends… Treat yourself well. Cherish others.

As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or $30 watch — they both tell the same time.

Whether we carry a $300 or $30.00 wallet/handbag — the amount of money inside is the same.

Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine — the hangover is still the same.

Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3,000 sq. ft. — loneliness is the same.

You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.

Whether you fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down, you go down with it.

Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth, …. That is true happiness!!

*Five Undeniable Facts of Life:*

1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.

2. Best awarded words in London … “Eat your food as your medicines.  Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”

3. The One who loves you will never leave you for another because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to hold on.

4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it.

5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage!

NOTE: If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!

*Six Best Doctors in the World*

1. Sunlight

2. Rest

3. Exercise

4. Diet

5. Self Confidence and

6. Friends

Maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy healthy life.

A perspective on Yin Yang.

Yin Yang exists and in fact defines the reality of Good and Bad, Beneficial and Destructive and ALL things opposite. In my view this explains why we have all these nasties on the planet. We cannot unfortunately exists without both BUT it is very important that we do not let the Yin outbalance the Yang which is what is causing our current PROBLEMS.

Jude

Hello all….

Welcome to ourhope.net where I am trying to put my thoughts and considerations into  a structured, meaningful and understandable series of posts and comments under a set of defined categories. I am really hoping that my words attract some comment from all walks of life ( all religions, creeds, cults, races, colours, nationalities and sexual orientations ) because my real purpose is to establish a code of ethics (The Code) which is as simple and straightforward as possible so that it can be accepted as a BASIC rule for all decisions, actions and  law-making in particular.

We are definitely in the middle of ARMAGEDDON  at this very moment. And the process is escalating.  My hope is that we can create some comfort and personal safety (both mental and physical) in this world of ours called Australia. It is the best country in the world at the moment and hopefully we can make some improvements to our laws and our culture to ensure that it remains the best country in the world and we manage to avoid most of the destructive effects of modern society.

In my humble opinion we can go a long way to achieving this by addressing 5 major issues/problems :

Greed
Do-Gooders / Political Correctness (PC)

Politics
Religion  and
The Law

and applying a simple code of ethics, or logical evaluation process,  when addressing these problems,  in the form of The Code :

Respect before Responsibility before Rights.

YOUR input to my pages on these subjects would be most welcome and will assist me in my ambition to bring solutions to these problems to the attention of people who could hopefully influence our social structure accordingly.

Thank you so much for reading this far,
Sincerely,
Jude