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A librarian’s life is a humble life and all about helping others. So should ours be.

But it seems the Devil is taking over these days. Trying to pummel the humble helpers into the ground. It has always seemed to me that the Devil is in need of restraint. Today’s counter culture activity is just ONE example.

The worse part of all this counter culture activism is that it hurts good people.

I wish I had an answer that would bring everyone together in a happy way. But I’m just a human with less than goose brains.

God didn’t give me the brain of a goose. I could never figure out how to get to Canada without a map. But my brain tells me that if those folks actively attempting to stifle our freedoms would stop and take on a little humbleness, they might see the world through love’s eyes instead of hate’s. Like a helpful humble librarian. Or a feel good therapist, comedian, writer, artist from Florida living in Alabama. Or any number of other good folks that, “seek fairness, forgiveness, walk humbly, and treat others as they want to be treated”… To quote a web friend.

Everyone could benefit from a search for a higher than human authority. But only if they’re not locked up in themselves.

Unfortunately, there’s people with God mindset agendas that think they are “all-knowing” and therefore, know what everyone else should be thinking and doing.

They have narcissistic behaviors.

Developing a humble attitude and empathy toward others has to come from somewhere outside themselves. A narcissist is caught up in their own web. They’re not very able to see life from anyone else’s viewpoint.

Developing a need for help is the only thing that will change a self-righteous narcissist. Developing humility and empathy stems from this need for help.

Again unfortunately, something has to trigger that need.

Of course, love is the answer to that need. Once the need is established.

Every one of us need love from others. And it’s lonely and dysfunctional not to return that love.

Every one of us make mistakes. That means EVERYBODY! Including the waiter/waitress at the drive through and the well-meaning commonologist named Ed, that thinks he knows how to find spiritual happiness.

In Christianity, only one human had a spotless life… Jesus Christ. And He never looks down on us… He looks straight at us and loves us anyway. He defeated the Devil for us. He demonstrated that it can be done!

We mistake makers, just need a little help.

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By Ed Caldwell

I’m mostly retired. Except for some unavoidable honey-dos, I pretty much goof off for a living now. My last career job was designing internet operating circuit boards along with a distinguished team of engineers, managers and support personnel. Prior to that I was an electronics technician evolving into circuit board design in the defense industry working with tactical missile systems. My first career job was a professional artist. During my younger years I worked many odd jobs beginning at age nine with a newspaper delivery route.

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