- JOHN 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Last week, after a particularly long and frustrating day, I decided to do something I had not done for some time. That being, watching a movie on Netflix as a mindless diversion. Selecting an appropriate distraction, I settled in for one & 1/2 hours of removal from the fray, before hitting the sack. The basic plot of this sci-fi script was about a huge tech company involved in developing sophisticated combat robots to replace live troops---in this case marines.
A squad leader of the group that was to train with these robo-destroyers was unimpressed. He felt that a machine with a software program was not the same as a living person with a reasoned cause. A representative from the manufacturer tried to make the point, that they were doing all this so that people like him didn't have to risk their lives. To which the character in this movie replies, "This is a choice I make, and I do so in part so that people like you don't have to." Wow. I thought, yes, this is true, and I am so glad for the many ordinary, but valiant souls that have made that choice. Thankful for those both in the past and presently, that have had this very personal aspiration.
Further, as the story moved on, the name of these 'intelligent' bots kept coming up, which was SAR units, or SARs. This stood for Study-Adapt-Reprogram. Again I thought.....Wow. This is exactly what the average person today doesn't do in their lifetime. There is no new learning, no applying of fresh knowledge, and no course correction to take one's life in the direction of their ideal. Only the same routine of endless mediocrity and non-achievement of life fulfillment. But this SAR acronym is a simple version of the process I take my student/clients through. Creating positive financial life momentum toward a chosen life direction ideal.
May we all be grateful for those who choose to protect and defend our collective freedom. What personal growth choices are you making to fulfill your life potential; seeing as how we have this fragile gift of freedom to actually do so? A good question might be: How deep is any life rut you happen to be in? And also: Can you even still see over the edges? Time is a finite commodity. That which is used cannot be renewed. What are you waiting for?