As the story originally goes, chicken little was walking along one day. Then an acorn fell on his head, and he thought it was newsworthy to go tell the king about it. Along the way he gathered a whole bunch of friends and influenced them to come along.
There are many "Chicken Littles" out there. Just watch the news and because it is broad casted all over the country or even worldwide, it goes easily out of proportion. We have to remember though, that most of the reports are just some reporters opinion.
Am 30. Mai ist der Weltuntergang. Wir leben nicht mehr lang, wir leben nicht mehr lang ...
(Translated: On the 30th of May the world is going to end, we won't live much longer then, we won't live much longer then ...
Note the word: Weltuntergang (World's end). Making fun of the end of the world goes along with todays news, which are just playing into everybody's fears.
So, especially during the spring season, when there were wild storms and dark skies during the daytime, I got really frightened. To top it all off, my brothers and sisters made fun of me.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, Essayist, Philosopher and Poet)
Internally, I didn't have much hope either. I was searching for purpose and meaning in my life. I certainly couldn't find much hope in the hippie movement, drugs never appealed to me either. I studied different philosophies, read Freud, Jung and Nietzche and got only more disillusioned. Finally, my search became more spiritual and it connected me to the Holy Spirit Association for World Christianity.
That is a big goal, I thought, and I tried to find some holes in the teaching of the Divine Principle. After studying the principles for several months, I became more and more convinced that I had found not only meaning and purpose for myself but also solutions for many of the world's problems. When we focus on negatives things, they will expand. With some practice and certainly in time, we can work together and with God's help bring about the change we are looking for.
This is only the beginning of a great talk "The Economic Crisis and the Truth About of Freedom," giving at the TEAM convention in Louisville, Kentucky, October 2008. Bob gives a clear perspective on how we can simplify very complex issues.
Each section of the video has charts and pictures which create not only a very entertaining presentation but also a history lesson, an economy class and a philosophy teaching.