I have been listening to your 'Questions for the Nation: Newcastle' for the past hour whereby I have listened to passionate, concerned young people talking about their philosophical views on life and future solutions for national problems with only pessimistic despair and hopelessness. My heart goes out to them as they try to make sense of this world for their hearts are in the right place.
May I offer some help, a glimmer of hope and food for thought? What if we got life wrong in our modern society as our focus is on what we can get from life through secular thinking and self-centered desires? What if our focus was on inspiring people to be their best through supporting healthy positive relationships? What if we began by changing our focus from US and THEM to WE then just maybe there is hope...
I honestly don't believe the current systems of the world are in support of the overall welfare and welbeing of mankind or the planet we all share. Over twenty years ago when I too was young I began to write a new system to give hope and a choice for change as I watched mankind move closer and closer to faithless secular anarchy. I understand life for I too have traveled a sad, lonely road full of abuse and rejection yet I still believe there is hope, for without hope in the end there is only despair!
I completed the new system two years ago under the project called 'So Shall It Be', the system is called the 'Yeshua System' which also includes 'The Constitution of Rights' that protects the people from abuse of authority. The Yeshua System if implemented would end poverty, address moral corruption issues while supporting the welfare and welbeing of mankind including the planet.
It is based on the valuing life and relationships, with family and the five Principles of Relationship being at its core. The Principles of relationship are based on Honesty, Responsibility, Respect, Integrity and Faith, for it is these qualities who make you who you are, so become the good role model for others to follow, why because relationships, morals and manners matter! They have not changed over time only our attitudes, understanding and acknowledgement have. I can remember people saying to me " Get with it, this is the nineties!" as they use to explain and justify their immoral behavior, does this sound familiar? There are too many damaged people in this world, for damaged people live damaged lives that damage others and we need to mitigate and change this cycle. This is especially important for the children and those to come as they all deserve equal opportunity to find, share and have happy meaningful lives.
Please remember: HONESTY requires RESPECT, RESPECT requires RESPONSIBILITY, RESPONSIBILITY requires INTEGRITY, INTEGRITY requires FAITH for LOVE to exist! Nothing good can come from or exist outside the Principles of Relationship.
I hope what I have written helps even if just food for thought, thank you for your understanding and time...