SALtoshi Whitepaper #119
One of my friends is incarcerated, so I wanted to write him a letter. After several weeks of deliberating on what to say, simply telling him what’s happening in the world seemed like a reasonable approach. Below is a segment from my letter to him.
“As you know, society was obsessed with COVID for 2 years. In case you don’t know, we’ve since moved on to a short obsession with Canada, then Russia and Ukraine, Will Smith for about 2 weeks, and now society is obsessed with gender identity. The world has gone mad.”
Humans fight about anything and everything. The only species which has mass killing competitions — war. We fear climate change, while how many nations have nuclear and biological weapons which have the potential to decimate the entire population with the push of a button? Seems like we might be hyper-focused on the wrong things. Distraction and pettiness might be our greatest flaws in the 21st century.
I’m trying to learn to hold no opinion about certain things, especially things which are none of my business. However, the information superhighway (internet) is constantly bringing certain things to our attention, so certain things are shoved in our face. Rather than immediately taking sides and forming a shallow opinion; looking at the big picture, and acknowledging the facts seems to be a better approach. One of my main goals is to minimize drama. We have no shortage of drama.
All of the aforementioned topics in my letter have one thing in common — we have little to no control over them. Awareness is probably good, but obsession can’t be healthy.
We were foolish to think we could “stop the spread.” History is full of examples of diseases wiping out portions of the population. Just because we have updated technology, does not mean we can outmaneuver Mother Nature. Playing God never worked, and never will. Canada, Russia and Ukraine are different nations, so why do we feel entitled to intervene? We’ve ignored our own problems at home for decades. Will Smith can deal with his own marriage, none of our business, move on. Gender identity — we will be who we want to be. Anything else is hypothetical or moot.
We’re a naive species. We think we can fix the world. The world was designed to be broken. We’re much better off trying to fix ourselves. All of us are fatally flawed human beings. We make mistakes every day, and many times our mistakes have a negative impact on others. If we would spend more time and energy improving ourselves, then the world would naturally become a better place.
The devil led him [Jesus] up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.” — LUKE 4:5-7
For those who have faith in Jesus Christ, the above passage is very clear about who dominates the earth. God kicked Satan out of heaven, and sent him here, right? For those who do not have faith, think (try not to dwell) about the terrible things happening all throughout the world, all the time. If history and logic are any indicators, then we will never have world peace. The best we can do is make the right decisions for ourselves, repent when we make mistakes, and hope for the best.
Until next time,
P.S. — The weather is beautiful and the birds are chirping in New York City.