Four Powerful Traits Distorting Purpose of Life


Power, lust, greed and fame

If we (Americans) as members of a free nation would put our priorities in order and begin to think about what a blessing it is to live in a nation of free people and look to improve (make it better) our society rather than destroying (with apathy) it by forgetting our heritage, maybe we could solve the many problems that face us as a nation…

The great civilizations of ages gone bye have struggled with the same problems as we now face. We much like them have turned into a nation of people who break the laws of civility each and every day. We are caught up in the society that believes money, power, popularity and lust are the most important traits (talents) to seek and obtain.

The first of these traits is, gain, which here is defined as greed, profit and want of more possessions.

The second is power, which is a position of authority, to apply force or physical strength…

The third is popularity, to be widely accepted for good or bad and have people admire you for your achievements….

The forth is lust, which is intense sexual desires, expressed by rape, pornography, adultery, fornication, which seem to be normal today….

These four traits dominate our society and leave us far from where we should stand… The way we think act and live shows how far we are off the true path of life.

We must embrace and believe in the free enterprise system that allows people to be their very best in whatever they desire to become but must stop short of anti ethics and rebellion against majority who should strive to accomplish good works..

Our various skills, talents, and abilities are to be used to pay a person’s way in life. Our talents and abilities are to be used for the betterment of mankind not for mans derogation. Most who work understand how important it is to share with the less fortunate.

Today we have many who lived upon the (dole) backs of those who work and pay their own way. When we distort the purpose of life and seek after the four traits and (misused talents) we ignore the signs of pending doom and falter our purposes.

If you believe in God or are a student of history look back upon the horizon of time and see what waits for those societies that forsake their purpose and grasp hold upon the four beasts of the apocalypse.

The 1920-1940’s gave man a glimpse of what may lay ahead and the picture appears horrific. Religion (not philosophy) has the answer to the terrible questions about our future and about life and our purpose for living…

There are few absolutes in this life. One is we are born and another is we will die. Some may tranquilize their fears to suppress these two absolutes. The third absolute is the largest and the most important and few truly believe there is a God.

Life has the answers to our purpose but so does death. If we believe not in God, then after death we will eventually know how right we are or how very wrong we were about God and our purpose for life.

The answers to our questions must come from another source… They cannot be human imagination or invention. The knowledge to understand must come from outside of our limited understanding. It will be answered when we muster enough faith to obtain the answers and muster the faith to knock (ASK)…

Robert D. Ashford was a Marine during the cold war and is now retired, after 50 years of construction management. He is a keen genealogist and loves humor. He watches the political horizons and likes to write commentary on what’s next.