Website owner: James Miller
A basic fact of life. Jobs are precious things for most people. Very precious. For most people the loss of a job is a personal tragedy that ranks right up alongside the loss of a wife or a child. A job is one's lifeline. It is one's food, shelter, and all that one needs for living. A threat to your job is a threat to your life. For most people a job is a scarce commodity --- hard to find. There may be many jobs listed as available but you usually find that they all require expertise and background that you simply don't have. Finding a job for which you qualify, finding a slot that you can slip into, is a long, difficult and frustrating task for most people. This fact, combined with the vital necessity for having a job, is why keeping a job, once you have it, is so important to most people. In the natural world, among wild things, the rule is that the strong live and the weak die. Many are eaten by predators or die of starvation or of some other cause. It is the cruel way things work in nature. In the world of man, in the realm of economics and jobs, a similar law prevails. There are more people who need jobs than there are jobs. Jobs are man's bread and butter, his livelihood, his very life. And so he competes with his fellow man for this very precious commodity. The strong win out and the weak lose out. The law of the "survival of the fittest" is in action. Who are the strong and who are the weak? In a world that is rapidly becoming more and more complicated and technical more and more of the jobs require special technical knowledge and expertise. Those in the society who have put many years of hard work into preparing themselves and attaining that knowledge and expertise are the strong. Those who because of inability, laziness, foolishness or some other reason have not achieved the education, special knowledge and expertise needed to successfully compete are the weak and they are the ones who lose out. They are the ones who die --- who become the angry, downtrodden ones of modern society. And as science and technology continues to automate more and more jobs there are fewer and fewer jobs for more and more people and the competition for jobs becomes more and more fierce. A job is more than just a man's livelihood and means of survival --- it is his self-esteem, his image of himself. Take a man's job away from him and you are dealing him a terrible psychological blow as well as economic blow. Feb 1985
The Way of Truth and Life
God's message to the world
Jesus Christ and His Teachings
Words of Wisdom
Way of enlightenment, wisdom, and understanding
Way of true Christianity
America, a corrupt, depraved, shameless country
On integrity and the lack of it
The test of a person's Christianity is what he is
Who will go to heaven?
The superior person
On faith and works
Ninety five percent of the problems that most people have come from personal foolishness
Liberalism, socialism and the modern welfare state
The desire to harm, a motivation for conduct
The teaching is:
On modern intellectualism
On Self-sufficient Country Living, Homesteading
Principles for Living Life
Topically Arranged Proverbs, Precepts, Quotations. Common Sayings. Poor Richard's Almanac.
America has lost her way
The really big sins
Theory on the Formation of Character
You are what you eat
People are like radio tuners --- they pick out and listen to one wavelength and ignore the rest
Cause of Character Traits --- According to Aristotle
These things go together
We are what we eat --- living under the discipline of a diet
Avoiding problems and trouble in life
Role of habit in formation of character
The True Christian
What is true Christianity?
Personal attributes of the true Christian
What determines a person's character?
Love of God and love of virtue are closely united
Walking a solitary road
Intellectual disparities among people and the power in good habits
Tools of Satan. Tactics and Tricks used by the Devil.
On responding to wrongs
Real Christian Faith
The Natural Way -- The Unnatural Way
Wisdom, Reason and Virtue are closely related
Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
My views on Christianity in America
The most important thing in life is understanding
Sizing up people
We are all examples --- for good or for bad
Television --- spiritual poison
The Prime Mover that decides "What We Are"
Where do our outlooks, attitudes and values come from?
Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
Achieving happiness in life --- a matter of the right strategies
Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life
We are our habits
What creates moral character?