Caring For the Less Fortunate

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written Gary Wonning

There is always a debate concerning the homeless and less fortunate.

Does it really do any good to feed someone who will inevitably go back to being homeless the very next day we leave them on their own. 

There is the argument that we have been sending trillions of dollars to places like Africa and the people there are still hungry and poor, what good are we doing? And are we spending our money needlessly?

This is a valid argument, and one can argue that there must be a better way and it is a total waste of money to continue doing what we are doing, however, you can’t just let people starve to death if you are able to help them.

There is some validity to this argument, the definition of stupidity is to continue doing what we are doing and expecting different results.

When one keeps doing the same thing over and over, the results are always going to be the same, that is a law of nature.

Many things enter this  dilemma, there is also the karmic factor, people come here to planet earth to solve various personal and/ or karmic issues.

Some people come here to experience hunger and deprivation, some come here to help others through those situations. Both roles are valid and we as individuals choose the kind of life we want or need. 

We just need to realize why we are here and if what we are doing is to the benefit of all those participating in the earth experience.

If we are helping those, that is a good thing if our intentions are pure and we aren’t doing it to create a victim or make someone dependent on us for their existence.

We need to realize why they may be hungry or homeless, there is always a reason for everything and nothing happens by chance, we all have free will and by having free will, we chose everything our soul experiences, regardless of if it is determined to be a positive or negative experience, all experiences are for the highest good.

Being a positive or negative experience is just how we judge based on our perception.

Some may not chose to participate in this particular human endeavor, and that is OK too, those souls have just chosen something else in their life, and it doesn’t make them a bad person for not participating in social justice, they may just look at it from a different perspective and are probably just as concerned about their fellow man as the active social justice warrior.

Many do feel it is a matter of personal choice and each person is free to experience life as they choose, and it really is for the individual to determine how to best deal with their current life situation and to interfere would be to interfere with their karma or life challenges. 

Isn’t that what life is all about, isn’t that the American way, to let each individual soul determine his or her lot in life and take from it the lessons they came to earth to learn in their particular way, belief and in the time they choose?

We all have free will and by having free will we chose everything that occurs in our life, either consciously or subconsciously.  I suppose by having free will we can chose to not have free will, but in my humble opinion, free will is something you can’t decide when to have it and when not to have it, if you choose a hot fudge sundae over a banana split, you are choosing free will, if one has free will in that instance, then it just stands to reason free will would play a part in every life decision we make. 

You can’t have free will one moment and not have it the next. But by choosing to not have free will, it is you free will that determines not to have free will. 

I like the words of Patrick Henry, “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend with my life you right to say it.”

I think it’s time we engaged in a little critical thinking and not always follow along with the narrative created by the press and conventional wisdom.

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,


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