How is it that our world has gone from such a trusting and honest country to one that is known for manipulations and lies? What once was built by our forefathers trust in God has now turned to mush. There are no morals and values. I feel like with the invention of the internet things have gone into a downward spiral.People and businesses use the internet to scam and catfish individuals who have gotten stuck in the trusting age. Ones that still believe people have not taken a turn for the worst but that there are still morals and values out there you just have to believe in it.
Now why do I have such a rant today you ask. All I simply wanted to do was find a carpet cleaner to come in and clean the carpets in my house. I looked at several different companies online and had a different gut reaction to each one. Something just didn’t seem right with each company. I didn’t have that “I can trust this company” feeling so I definitely did not make any appointments with the few companies I called.
Luckily after talking to a few close friends and doing some more research I found a company that I felt was genuine and very trust worthy. They didn’t seem to be hiding prices or have any misleading commentary. It was simply a carpet cleaner that did what they advertised and had a great passion for what they did. I loved that! It took the stress and distrust out of the experience.
It is no secret that our education system is in disarray. There are changes made almost every year and nothing is constant. School is no longer about what is best for the student it has become about what is best for the representatives and administration. Everyday you hear about differentiated instruction and not all students learn the same and should be treated that way, yet all students are given the same test and scored the same way.
If education was truly about the student testing would be able to be modified for most students instead of the very minuscule group that can be qualified. The home life of each student would be taken into account. Some students have parents that will support them by reading and teaching them, checking their homework, and being involved, others have parents that are just not able to do that because of their work schedule, and still others simply choose not to because they honestly should not be parents in the first place. They ignore their kids and deprive them of the love and nourishment every child deserves. Before the high demand of performance on test scores teachers were able to step up and fill the voids students had and give them more than just an education.
Teachers are constantly scrutinized by the test score their students show; however, they are never given praise for helping a child who was taken away from their family, or one who stayed up all night taking care of younger siblings because no one else was around to do it. These are the things that get lost in education when only test scores matter.
Now lets talk about these tests that show what our students learn. The first grade level tested is 3rd grade, 8 and 9 year olds. They are given a 50 question test, told to finish it in 4 hours, and expected to pass with only one chance. Seriously?! Our 17-18 year old juniors and seniors are expected to take a 54 question math section of the SAT. How absurd is that.
I am not saying that we don’t need testing but how much emphasis should be placed on the testing and how many questions are actually necessary to make an accurate judgement. I think more factors such as age and ability should be taken into account.
I recently listened to a book called the Harbinger. This book takes you through a man’ s experience with a profit who, through harbingers, reveals links between experiences recorded in the Bible and recent experiences that start in 2001. The main character finds very thought provoking evidence that creates links back to God trying to create and build relationships with his people. Relationships that are based on faith and obedience. The author finds that exact wording in speeches that the people from the Bible used are currently being used by out leaders of today.
These experiences that America is having, the terrorism attacks on the world trade center and the stock market crash of 2008, are warning signs that the world needs to turn from self reliance and sin and return to what our country was built on. The believe of “In God We Trust”. There are a lot of progressions made by the United States that were greatly needed, freedom of slavery, black rights, women’s rights, etc. However, there are a lot progressions that have pulled us further from what our founding fathers truly believed in.
This book seriously made me think about my own spiritual and even physical wellness. Spiritually, I must prepare myself for what will be coming. In my belief, I know there will be a return of Jesus that no one knows for sure when it will be happening. I need to be able to say I have done what I can when I can and I have lived my life in a way that is pleasing to God. I have shared with others the love I receive from having a relationship with God.
For physical wellness, I have decided to align not only my mind but also my body. The Bible says we are a temple, so why not make sure your temple is in alignment as well. By seeing a chiropractor I can make sure my physical wellness is align and I will be able to be proactive on bodily injury instead or reactive.
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