Looking For Stability In The Job Market

it-takes-time-effort-and-experience-to-reveal-the-upper-worldIn the News (from The Huffington Post):Ohio School Janitor Job Gets 700 Applicants” An Ohio school has nearly 700 applications for one open janitorial job, an overwhelming response to the week-old posting. The full-time position pays $15 to $16 an hour plus benefits. Many applicants are laid-off workers with heart-wrenching stories about the tough economic times.

My Comment: I can understand them, as this is a job in a place that’s likely to be the last to close.

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The Financial Times, “The Quality Of Human Relationships Is The Most Important Source Of Happiness”

qualityIn the News (from The Financial Times):Now is the time for a less selfish capitalism” What is progress? The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been asking this question for some time and the current crisis makes it imperative to find an answer. According to the Anglo-Saxon Enlightenment, progress means the reduction of misery and the increase of happiness. It does not mean wealth creation or innovation, which are sometimes useful instruments but never the final goal.

So we should stop the worship of money and create a more humane society where the quality of human experience is the criterion. Provided we pay ourselves in line with our productivity, we can choose whatever lifestyle is best for our quality of life. And what would that involve?

The starting point is that, despite massive wealth creation, happiness has not risen since the 1950s in the US or Britain or (over a shorter period) in western Germany. No researcher questions these facts. So accelerated economic growth is not a goal for which we should make large sacrifices. In particular, we should not sacrifice the most important source of happiness, which is the quality of human relationships – at home, at work and in the community. We have sacrificed too many of these in the name of efficiency and productivity growth.

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Why The Study Of Kabbalistic Texts Is Different From Using Red Strings And Reciting Blessings

adviceA question I received: You recommended watching the shows on the Kabbalah channel, since doing so draws the Upper Light. You quoted the following: “While one has not attained perfection, the Light that is destined to fulfill his soul is considered the Surrounding Light. Hence, when one engages in the wisdom of Kabbalah, the Light immediately shines upon him to a certain measure, bringing him much closer to reaching perfection.” How is this different from tying a red string around the wrist or reciting blessings and prayers?

My Answer: The Upper World is a world of laws, not mysticism. The acting force in that world is your desire, provided that it is aimed at your next state. While studying Kabbalistic texts, you learn about your corrected states. If you strive toward these states, then your desire causes you to advance through the field of Light, bringing you closer to that Upper State. It works just like a piece of metal or an electrical current in a magnetic field which is drawn to the source.

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Everything In The World Belongs To Everyone

feedIn the News (from The World Bank): “Reshaping Economic Geography” In his foreword for the World Development Report 2009, World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick notes, “Production concentrates in big cities, leading provinces, and wealthy nations… onto 1.5 percent of its land … But economic concentration leaves out some populations, with a billion people [having to] survive on less than 2 percent of the world’s wealth.

My Comment: The entire world is one family. If we accept this fact, everyone will be okay, and if we don’t, everyone will end up being losers. Before our world became globalized, each person could afford to live alone. But now, in the globalized world, all the decisions must be global. Everything, including natural resources and production, belongs to all people. And the crisis will not go away until we learn this law of Nature.

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