OCTOBER 17, 1993Charlie Brown asked question by troublesome Lucy
"Life is a mystery Charlie Brown. Do you know the answer?"
Replied: The key to the mysteries of life is to:
Do not smoke
Avoid too much Sun
Love all creatures
Insure all your belongings
And to keep the ball low."
BEFORE HE COULD GET OUTANOTHER PLATITUDE:
Lucy said: "Hold real still Charlie Brown for I am about to hit you upon your nose.
WHOEVER SAID LIFE WAS TO BE EASY? It is not!
Scott Peck wrote a book, over 15 years ago, The Road Less Traveled. Sold over 5 million copies and made publishing history by being on The New York Times best seller list for ten years. The book began with the sentence, "Life is difficult." Now, he has a new book, Further along the Road less Traveled and he adds - Life is complex.
The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.
It is not straightforward progression, onestep at a time. It is like a series of concentric circles expanding out from the core and there is nothing straightforward or simple about it. But we do not have to make the journey alone.
THERE ARE THREE REASONS TO WORK AND LIVE
4 LIES ABOUT LIFE
1.Laugh and the world laughs with you - cry and you cry alone
The opposite is true
2.Everyday, in every way, the world is getting better and better.
3.Everything will work out
Light at end of tunnel is probably a freight train.
4.Things are never as bad as they seen
They are usually worse
e.g.Life is so daily
This world is wicked, corrupt and depraved. Work can be tiring and seemingly futile. People can be cruel and utterly selfish.
e.g.Charlie Brown. I love the world. Its people I can't stand. People can get on your Last Nerve.
SOLOMON, IN CHAPTER 4, GIVES A REALISTIC V ...
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