What’s wrong with me?
For that matter, what is wrong with the world?
A number of answers are popular today. Poverty is often cited. If people just had more wealth they would become noble creatures. Violence would stop.
The list goes on.
Lack of educationWhy are these so popular? Because they put the cause of the problem on someone else. We become victims. We are not responsible so we do not need to change. All of these require others to change but not me. For instance, the problem is not Muslims being violent, it is people being afraid of Muslims. It is not the student who refuses to learn, it is the curriculum.
The “isms.” Racism. Sexism.
The “phobias.” Homophobia. Islamophobia.
Sorry to burst your bubble, the problem with the world is sin.
I know that sounds like medieval superstitious mumbo-jumbo to many but it fits all the situations.
The problem is not in society. If it were, the Soviet Paradise would have been a place that people, other than the useful fools of the media, would have been flocking. You would have needed a wall to keep people out instead of making a national prison. People would have been happy and prosperous instead of living in fear and poverty. There would have been lines at the movie theaters instead of the bread store.
The problem is not education. We have college degrees behind every McDonald’s counter and Ph.D.’s working at Walmart. The skid rows of large towns are full of people with the qualifications to be doctors and lawyers.
In every place that has failure and misery you find an excess of self centeredness and me-firstism. This is a good example of the results of inner and outer sin.
I don’t expect to change your mind today but put that in your hopper and let it churn a bit. Don’t reject it just because it is an idea that has been around a long time.
homo unius libri