“Labor Day” is a misnomer. It is a leisure day ostensibly designed to celebrate the labor movement. Everyone now sees it as a leisure day for barbecue, final dips in the lake or ocean and the last “blowout” of summer.
Readers of this website, especially long-term readers, are special people. Why? It’s because you have a philosophical perspective based on individualism and liberty. This means that you take responsibility for your actions and all modes of your life. You have consciously or unconsciously overridden the herding instinct that moves the crowd against its best interest.
Under the nose of an oppressive economic and social system, you have made decision-making a conscious choice. You abhor the herding impulse of the crowd and the political system.
You seek out and evaluate options in your personal lives in health, finance and survival. Look at yourself as a rarity in this day and age.
You who believe as I do are a peculiar people who read and search through the hype and nonsense that move the crowd. Believe me when I tell you that steady reading makes you different and provides you with the capacity to evaluate reality and the options that you should take. Your knowledge base lies far above the mean.
Please don’t ever cheat yourself by slacking your study and your quest for information. No, you’re not too busy to read and learn. If you think that you are, you are grossly confusing cause and effect in this life.
You can and will find your own promised land in this life, set apart and above the herd. The only way to do this is through personal and daily growth by and through the love and practice of reading. There is no other way.
Put down the mundane, the simple and the frivolous. Your reward and self-satisfaction will be unbelievable. You will consciously rise above the crowd and, yes, your “friends.” Your knowledge will be far and above that of the elitists and their enablers: the low-information voters.
An ever-expanding mind brings joy, satisfaction and love of life on a higher plane. Compare yourself and the people around you. It’s your mind that is different and that has provided you with choices that bring you liberty and happiness, all because you cultivated the love of mental growth through daily reading. You are different. You forsake conventional wisdom and the propaganda of state worship.
An expanding mind feeds on itself with ever-greater patterns of thought, logic and reason.Life is a gold mine only if we dig it out. How wonderful it is to talk to other “gold miners” who are daily digging out the nuggets. That’s the purpose of this forum.
Spiritual and material advantage comes abundantly to those who read. And reading keeps the mind sharp. This is especially true in seniors.
The more we read, the greater our spiritual and material reward, the greater our joy and love of life, and the better our health. Just imagine the great riches our children and our posterity will inherit from the knowledge and wisdom we’ve gained and passed on. This is a great secret that most in the world does not know and will never discover, but you have.
It is difficult to escape that small social mentality that makes you dependent on the ebb and flow of the mass social mood. Most people who are full of themselves are full on nonsense and small-mindedness.
The daily noise of the TV and the controlled media is organized confusion to steal your quality of life. Avoid them. They suppress the mind and cause it to dwell upon petty nonsense, leading to the lazy herding instinct. Man’s destiny is to grow every day to its full potential as given to us by our Creator, to develop individually a thousand virtues that the idle and the vain never know
You can harness the world to your advantage. Are you reading serious material and books daily? This is how you should labor.
Happy Labor Day!