Website owner: James Miller
What things do people pursue in life? What do they chase after? Let us attempt to list them: - pleasure - socializing - fun - social status - entertainment - high paying jobs - sex - wealth - eating - power - friendship - fame - acceptance - recognition - big cars - financial security - big, lovely houses - children - luxury - ease - many possessions - comfort - alcohol and drugs - sleep - thrills, excitement There is another list of things that a certain select few people through the ages have pursued. Let us list them: - spiritual truth - the welfare of others - wisdom - understanding of oneself - spiritual understanding - inner peace - knowledge - good health - peacefulness - emotional balance - marital peace and harmony - good children What is more important in life --- spiritual understanding or pleasure? What is more important in life --- many possessions or a good marriage? What is more important in life --- inner peace or the acceptance of others? What is more important in life --- social status or understanding of oneself? What is more important in life --- good eating or good health? What is really important in life and what isn't? What things should we pursue? Where ought our priorities to be in this life? Feb 1987 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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Principles for Living Life
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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
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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
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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?