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I think you may have stopped too soon. I think you would have liked it as it developed. Acres of diamonds.

In regards to the last few sentences in your email i think these verses have some application.

Ecclesiastes 1:18 Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing suffering ( other translations may be better).

Psalms 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

Regarding the "someone else’s irresponsibility increasing my responsibility. Think about raising kids or an alcoholic spouse or a gambling spouse or….

Also think about a country of people who smoke, don’t exercise, are obese, etc. raising health care costs.

Just because something seems like an illusion to some, or that reality doesn’t seem to exist by ones definition for others, does not change the negative results.

What and How does a person, group, or country come up with a common concensous. I talked to a linguist and computer person that works with various professional

groups to come up with common standards regarding meaning and definitions. We are a people of laws, standards, and morays.

God has chosen not to be a puppet master. He has given man a free will. There is a divine and/or philosophic tension between control and free will.

There is a saying that goes something like: Work as if everything depended on you and pray as if everything depended on God.

Seligman writes about learned optimism and learned helplessness.

Whether we BELIEVE that life is fair or unfair we are human enough to FEEL life is fair and unfair.

Is winning the genetic lottery fair or unfair and all the consequences of each. What do you think? What do you feel?

Mike, I think I have heard you say that knowledge, learning, and growth don’t always make us happier. Maybe Ecclesiastes 1:18 (Solomon) and you are not that far apart?

Sometimes your FCA and Lutheran days shine through.

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