It’s a long ways between the “good old days when times were bad” out in the country, and now “in the ghetto’s on a cold and grey Chicago day where an angry young man with his pet in his hand lies dying in the streets. Yet the gap between them closed so quickly.
Thus, when I face any hardship and/or sorrow arising from any serious problem, including an incurable medical inflictions where I now trod, I stop and think of God, and then I see God’s snow-white dove of everlasting love, and quickly the hardship and sorrow leaps into the never occurring tomorrow. And suddenly the smiles in my eyes tends to surprise family and friends.
Because of these smiles, I am able to refuse to have excuses for doing the “wrong thing to do”. If any plausible excuse exist, my smiles remove it by whatever means are necessary.
I now seek to become my worst enemy's best friend so together we can find a way to bring humanity's needless hardships, like war and poverty, to a evermore end everywhere for everyone.
Smiles work in such a way because they know it takes years to open a closed mind, then it takes continued care to keep it open. It took Rome about 1000 years to rise and fall. Generally, the first 300 years were spent opening closed minds. The next 300 years was spent with open minds participating in the growth and betterment of Rome. The final 400 years was spent with the open minds closing again, because Rome forgot to remember to keep the minds of its people open.
Today, even in our good old USA, my smile must be more alert to cleaver deception; because all deception always seeks to take almost everything one owns and give so little in return.
Within our economic system, 10% of the population either owns or controls 90% of the wealth. This can happen because money alone without any useful product or service labor can earn income (interest) (it is also the true fundamental cause behind the US’s recent near economic collapse).
Within our educational system only 20% of the population enjoys the benefits of a bachelor or higher academic degree. Yet 110+ IQ, which avails itself in at least 40% of the population, is capable for college study and performance. (the true fundamental cause behind this is that teachers still think that “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” when they should know “that if you work a horse hard enough, he will lead you to water”).
It sure seems that smiles in the eyes are needed more now in our country than in its “good old days when times were bad”; and most certainly more so now than in Rome’s rise and fall.
Smiles in the eyes mostly appear when a closed mind about the true present human situation is opened to the deep and wide truth and kept open.
UNTIL ALL HUMANS, LIKE THE ONES WITH SMILES IN THEIR EYES,, ALWAYS GIVE MORE TO LIFE THAN THEY TAKE FROM LIFE, HUMANITY WILL NEVER BECOME ITS EVER GROWING BEST SELF; THUS, NEEDLESS HUMAN STRUGGLING AND FIGHTING AGAINST EACH OTHER WILL REGULARLY INCREASE UNTIL IT GOES BEYOND THE POINT OF DIMINISHING RETURN AND ALLOWS HUMANITY TO GRADUALLY BECOMES ITS OWN WORST ENEMY.