Just Because…

Gravity didn’t disappear just because man wanted to fly and it won’t disappear just because your 5-year old wants to dunk the basketball.

What’s right and what’s wrong does not change just because some people cheat and don’t get caught.

Manners don’t become unnecessary just because some people are impolite.

Wrong doesn’t become right just because some movies glorify crooks, killers and liars.

Just because technology gives us more choices doesn’t mean we’ll be happier.

The laws of leadership, the ones that once built great leaders, have not changed just because bad leaders manipulate and bully their way to power.

Just because collective knowledge grows exponentially doesn’t automatically make any person today one bit smarter than the ancient Greeks, Romans or Hebrews.  We all start at zero and grow according to our intellectual capacity and effort (and we know not everyone puts in the effort.)

Just because we have more opportunities than ever before doesn’t mean they are all worthy of our time, money or reputation.

Reality doesn’t change just because we give something a new name.

The Ten Commandments don’t become unconstitutional just because a few people are offended and 9 people in robes decided to reinterpret our Constitution.

People of Biblical times are not to be classified as stupid just because they didn’t have today’s technology.

One is not a bigot simply because he or she has different opinions about how to solve social issues.

The Bible is not to be considered useless just because it was written thousands of years ago.

What was once right does not become wrong just because pop culture says so.

However, the world does change for the worse just because too many people have become intellectually lazy, emotionally numb, physically sick and spiritually apathetic.

The physical and spiritual laws of the universe do not change just because.

Just because some change is imaginary and other change is real, but morally wrong, does not mean that all change is wrong.   The right change is right and the wrong change is wrong.  Can you tell the difference?

Sometimes right and sometimes wrong – signing off,

— CC

Hard Work is Fun?

Very few people are 100% lazy.  That is, everyone has something that they work hard at.  I’ve come to the conclusion that the anti-lazy ingredient is called “fun.”

“It’s not hard to work hard when the work is fun.”

  The question is, what makes something fun?  Work is fun…

  • when you can visualize a positive outcome beforehand
  • when you are good at it
  • when it brings you together with people you like
  • when you are learning and improving
  • when it makes other people happy
  • when it is consistent with your sense of purpose

What’s both hard work and fun for you?  Why do you enjoy it?  What you learn from these questions might help you discover ways to turn drudgery into enjoyment without sacrificing productivity.  In fact, you’ll probably see your productivity go up when you discover the fun.  Try it, not just once.  Try it until you find the fun.