The Golden Rule

At the end of the day, I sit down in my chair and I think about the state of the world as it pertains to me. I think about politics, I think about money, I think about my life.

Frequently I find myself asking the ‘big’ questions. Like, “where do we come from?” “What’s the whole point?” “What am I supposed to do?” Sincerely, I wonder what the answers are.

I know a lot of Truth is said in jest, but how much jest has to be said in truth? When I ponder the big questions, I find it much more difficult the fuss about the small stuff. In the grand scheme of things, who knows whether or not our consciousness goes on after our biological death.

Is it possible that heaven is just the stop of a heartbeat away? If the answer was clear, everyone could stop pretending they know what’s going on and we could work together to find a solution. Instead, we choose to punt our issues to the other side of the distraction at hand so we can focus on the meaningless bullshit we’re told we’re supposed to care about.

People are what we’re supposed to care about. We’re all we’ve got, so start paying attention. The golden rule is overlooked because of its simplicity and yet when pondered more than an instant, the validity of the “rule” seems apparent.

Care for one another, any other way is wrong. This means that regardless of the impact they say your actions have, your real influence is the face to face interactions you have with other human beings. You treat others the way you treat yourself and vice versa. Start being the change you want to see in the world. Don’t worry about the details, just detach from what you know to be false and do the best with what you have. Whatever moment you find yourself in, it doesn’t matter what you were doing before, do the best with what you have now. There is no time to lose.

With love,

Teddy Schultz

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