Whether we are building a team, a company, or a family; the blueprint has existed for millennia and was once well known for just as long. It has only been over the last few decades that these truths have been ignored. These rules also apply to every Country on earth. For societies to thrive, the citizens must come together as a cohesive group. The people want to work side by side with their neighbors. As a whole, we uniformly desire peace in our streets and have a shared willingness to co-exists with a manageable level of communal strife.
Today, some question whether we are still building a united Country or are we seeing living evidence of a fractured Nation. Turn on your computer, the television, or read the news; do people seem to be getting along as a society? One might say we are more distant as a society than the pilgrims were to the British.
Think of our Country as a solid beam of wood. Many different elements can cause splinters to form and once they do, with very little additional pressure, they can break off; severing from the strength of larger whole. Once splinters separate from the beam, they can never be re-united into the solid mass. If enough splinters are forced from the beam, the loss of their mass will weaken the integrity of the entire plank of wood. When any Nation’s citizens begin to splinter away from the community it is because they feel a disconnect with what the Nation stands for. They peel off, seeking unity by embedding themselves inside groups that they feel has a closer relationship with their purpose or beliefs and values.
Nature gives us the answers to understanding the powers that create or destroy relationships. There are three connections for a strong relationship; Shared Environment, Shared Purpose, and Shared Beliefs or Values. The Framers of our Constitution laid bare all three; as they professed a great understanding in the natural laws.
“We the people, in order to form a more perfect Union…”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Later the Pledge of Allegiance would further clarify.
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
As we grow in population, we become more diversified. This diversity can be good, as long as the majority of the people assimilate into what the nation as a whole believes. As an example, we were once a Christian nation; with 75% of the population. When you include Muslims and Jews who worship the same God as the Christian’s it was upwards of 88%. Today, the percentage of the United States population who identify as Christian, Muslim, or Jew is below 60%. Our purpose and the values we hold dear matter.
If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”