Does he have a right to complain?
I know someone in there late forties who has little education so has had to work hard for thirty years of his life to achieve something. he did and set up a successful business which he later sold. he set up another business which did not do as well and blamed it on lack of support from family even though he always claims he is such a good business man. he has squandered money left right and centre and now owns a house outright with no morgage but very little money in the bank. the house needs repairs and he is always complaining his sons are to idle to help him and don’t give a flying f**k about the state of the house, if they try to help and the slightest thing is said wrong or he deems them to have an attitude he blows his top and world war 3 starts. He has just started up another business wihich requires him to learn something new but requires zero physical effort and once he gets going and starts making a bit of money will require him to less as a machine does the majority of the work for him and his biggest concern will be posting off his products. his current daily routine consists of getting up early about 5:30 to take someone somewhere this is an hour round trip if that but before he did that he used to get up about that time anyway. he then has to take someone to work usually about 8:30 which is 50min round trip but hes already up, now until he picks up those two peple usually around 4:30 which isn’t even every day of the week for the rest of the day he has to clean the house which lets face it isn’t hard whan you don’t have a full time job, hoover every few days clean the bathroom he doesnt do any cloths washing or ironing and he complains about cooking and makes it out to be a big deal but he only cooks 5 days a week at most, and 90% of the time it just requires shoving something in the oven and every sunday he gets a full sunday roast cooked for him. when he isnt doing any of that he will work on his new business which is in the front room so he doesnt have to travel to work for max 5 hours in a day sometimes not at all and most nights from 7 o clock onwards he sits on the settee in front of the fire, cigarette in one hand and a glass of whisky and coke in the other watching tv. he is always complaing about stress to do with the house and a lack of money but is not willing to work for anyone but himself so what im trying to get at is does he have a hard life based purely on what he has to do on a regular day and would you trade your life and stress for his?
He should count his blessings. There are many people far worse off than him.
Is it important which God we serve, as long as we have some religion?
Does It Matter Which Religion You Choose?
MOST of us like to have a good selection to choose from when we go shopping. When a market offers a variety of fruits and vegetables, we can select the ones that we most enjoy and that are good for our family. If a clothing store offers many affordable styles and colors, we can choose what best suits us. Some of the choices we make in life are merely expressions of individual taste. Others, though, affect our well-being, for example, our choice of healthful food or wise friends. So, what about our choice of religion? Should our way of worship be merely an expression of personal taste? Or is it a matter that seriously affects our well-being? There is a great variety of religions from which to choose. Many countries now guarantee freedom of religion, and people feel increasingly free to leave the religion of their parents. A poll in the United States found that 80 percent of Americans “believe that more than one faith can be a path to salvation.” According to that same poll, “one out of five respondents said he had switched religions as an adult.” A survey in Brazil revealed that nearly a quarter of all Brazilians have changed their religion. In the past, people would furiously debate the doctrines that distinguish one religion from another. Now the popular view is, ‘It does not matter which religion you choose.’ But does it? Can your choice of religion affect you? Just as prudent shoppers ask questions about the origin of the products offered, so you are wise to ask, ‘How did all these different religions get started, and why?’ The Bible provides the answers.
How Do Religions Get Started?
In ancient Israel, King Jeroboam started a new religion almost a thousand years before Jesus came to earth. Jeroboam was the first king of the independent northern kingdom of Israel. He faced the challenge of rallying people to his cause. “The king took counsel and made two golden calves and said to the people: ‘It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here is your God, O Israel.’” (1 Kings 12:28) Clearly, the king wanted to use religion to direct the people’s loyalty away from Jerusalem, where they used to worship. The religion Jeroboam started lasted for centuries and resulted in ruin for millions when God eventually called that apostate nation of Israel to account. Jeroboam’s religion was a political expedient. Some State religions that continue to this day began similarly as efforts to strengthen political power. The apostle Paul revealed another motive that people have for starting a new religion when he said: “I know that after my going away oppressive wolves will enter in among you and will not treat the flock with tenderness, and from among you yourselves men will rise and speak twisted things to draw away the disciples after themselves.” (Acts 20:29, 30) Proud leaders often start religious movements to draw attention to themselves. Churches that falsely claim to be Christian have been fragmented by numerous schisms.
Whom Do Religions Want to Please?
Response to popular demand may move some to start a new religion. For instance, the Economist magazine reported on so-called megachurches in the United States. The article notes that these churches are growing because they are “based on the same principle as all successful businesses: putting the customer first.” Some feature “jazzed up services with videos, drama and contemporary music.” Certain religious leaders in these churches claim to teach their members to be “rich, healthy and trouble free.” Although such churches are criticized for being in the entertainment industry or in “the self-help trade,” notes the same source, “they are simply responding to demand.” The report concludes: “The merger between business and religion has been fabulously successful.” Even though other religions may be less overtly businesslike, churches that are “responding to demand” remind us of a warning given by Paul. He wrote: “There will be a period of time when they will not put up with the healthful teaching, but, in accord with their own desires, they will accumulate teachers for themselves to have their ears tickled; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, whereas they will be turned aside to false stories.”—2 Timothy 4:3, 4. Since many religions arose from a desire for political power, prestige, and popular acceptance rather than a desire to please God, it is no surprise that religion is involved in such badness as child abuse, fraud, war, or terrorism. All too often, religion is a sham. How can you avoid being deceived?
Of course it is Very important. Satan is considered a god, albeit not holy though. There is only one True Almighty God, whose name is Jehovah.
Psalm 83:18 That people may know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.
Exodus 20:5 You must not bow down to them nor be induced to serve them, because I Jehovah your God am a God exacting exclusive devotion.
He is the only one who can fix this world and bring it back to the perfection He intended it to be.
Revelation 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.
True worship is just as important. John 17:3 This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.
1 John 5:3 For this is what the love of God means, that we observe his commandments; and yet his commandments are not burdensome
John 13:34-35 I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
35. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves.
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not get involved with politics or join in the military or go to war. We remain neutral and focus on preachin the Good News of Jehovah’s Kingdom.
Matthew 26:52 Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take the sword will perish by the sword.
John 18:36 Jesus answered: “My kingdom is no part of this world. If my kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be delivered up to the Jews. But, as it is, my kingdom is not from this source.”
Good question 🙂 Thanks for asking.
Life memories keep coming up, am I gonna die soon?
I keep having dreams of my past relationships with the wonderful ladies I was lucky enough to have a relationship with, 5 of them I married, 2 was only a year or so long, and never got married to those two. I just turned 57 years old, and I’m wondering which one I should have not divorced, or kicked out of my life. Just to let you know before you answer, violence was not a factor, I never hit a lady, nor did they hit me. (Well, Beth slapped me once, but I deserved it, so that doesn’t count) My first wife, Sheila was only 16, I was in the usaf in the viet nam era, she and I met when she was 13, and I was 16. We fell in love, our son is now 33 years old. He loves us both. Then we got divorced, and I met Ella, who was 17, I was 23, we had no kids, I dumped her for Beth, my third wife, she was 21, I was 25, I traded my Yamaha 1000cc in for a Norton Commando 850, and we took a tour of the south USA. What a great summer that was. From the state of Washington, to Texas and back. Then we had our beautiful daughter, now 28 years old. Then we divorced, and I married Marji, that lasted about 5 years, then I met Suzi, and that was only a two year thing, no kids from either. Am I just a total jerk? or why am I thinking about my past all of a sudden? Just a note, both my kids are very successful in their businesses, my son is a minister in Oregon, and my daughter is a very successful business lady in the state of Washington, so this isn’t about them. What is MY PROBLEM?
I dont think anything is up – you might just be thinking about this more right now because it could be playing on your mind – it might be the festive time of year is making you question yourself or something..
I wouldnt worry about dying though!! Im sure the two arent connected!
What would you say is the most successful business?
What are the most successful businesses?
How do you measure success??
If its money I dont think you can beat oil and gas..
Weapons trade could also make hell lots of money but it illegal.
To tell you the truth, any business, from selling napies to selling Aeroplanes can make good profits if done ‘properly’ or make huge losses if handled improperly.
So its not what you do in business, its how you do it !!
To build a successful business in a capitalist economy does there need to be a?
physical and institutional infrastructure that no individual could possibly provide on his or her own?
If not how can a business be built and survive in a country without an infrastructure already in place?
In order for something to be classified as a tangible or intangible business, infrastructure is required. Whether it be for licensing, zoning, air rights, insurance, etc. You could technically have a running business in a non-capitalistic economy but it would just be the act of trade & commerce and have no legal description or label on in.
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