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[This is next in our philosophy/science/religion series.]

WARNING!  This post will seem too simple; it’s about questions we should keep asking…and asking.

 

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For two-and-a-half millennia we have been clichéd by Socrates’s ** maxim:

 

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

 

There is truth to that, and the comment is relevant to our going on and on about the wonder of the human conscious mind.

 

As we reflect on that, here are 3 questions we should continually ask:

 

(1)  What is?

(2)  What matters?

(3)  Then what should I

do?

Let me add a minimum of discussion:

(1)  We exist along with many things that surround us. Some we “use,” some we avoid, some we wonder about, some we think about, some are just thoughts inside us.  Some of us need to go deeper here. (Refer to {1} and {17} if clarification is needed. To do this, go to our search bar, upper left and with 3 or 4 clicks–use braces, not parentheses–you’re there.)

(2)  There are so many things everywhere that we can’t begin to give all of them, or even many of them, our attention. Therefore, we have to decide which of those “things” are most important. (That includes responsibilities and making schedules.)

(3)  We have so many minutes and hours in a day. Setting aside those behaviors which are “automatic”–breathing, eating (in general), certain safety concerns, etc.–we have significant time to choose, and do, what we want to.

It’s as simple as that.

Problems and concerns: Some people have limited knowledge about what is or their areas of knowledge may be strong in some areas but very weak in others. Some may puzzle over questions of origin, meaning, morality, and destiny***. To others, it may be the practical ordering of a day’s events. Or it may be finding a suitable ladder to climb out of a hole.

In this context, it’s interesting to consider Jesus’ metaphorical words to his disciples as He taught them to pray. Ask God to, “Give us today our daily bread.” The implication is clear. The next day they were expected to pray the same way.

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* Be aware, the commercial “Post-it” is spelled that way. Our “Post-It” is spelled this way with a capital “I”; that’s in honor of the Internet that–did you ever think about it?–is always capitalized.

** Socrates (469-399 BC). A Greek philosopher who some consider a pest and a corrupter of the young because he was always encouraging the asking of questions. Plato was his most famous student.

*** Philosopher/Theologian Ravi Zacharias has repeatedly mentioned that the questions he is repeatedly asked fall into these 4 categories.