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What Makes the World Go Round?

By Ed Parsons - Editor | Sep 23, 2020

Have you ever wondered what makes the world go around and around? Some people say it is money, some say it is laughter, and others say it is love. Paul Anka said in a song, “Love makes the world go round and around. Love makes the world go round. As much as I would still like to believe love makes the world go around, maturity has convinced me that good communication is what really makes the world go around. Think about it, without communication the entire world would come to an abrupt standstill.

One of my favorite quotes is from Mark Twain, who said it like this, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up”. That takes love, but it also takes communication. You can’t have love without communication!

But in a world like we are experincing at the present time in history, it seems as though both love and communication have broken down. Go into any restaurant, place of business, even go to a drive through for a drink and you more often than not experience rude behavior and an attitude of “I just don’t care.”

I believe we might need to take a look at how people act towards one another to determine what really makes or breaks our world. Many times it’s the little things that determine where one wants to live and raise a family. It dosen’t have to be a nice home by the ocean or a ranch out west, it depends on the atmosphere that surrounds you. Nice people, willing to accept others as they are regardless of their circumstances, are usually the happiest people. These are the ones that will lend a hand to those less fortunate. The ones who help the sick, the hungry, the homeless and those willing to help themselves, but have fallen on hard times.

Right here in our own little area we have many of those kinds of people. Yes we also have the other side as well, but I would bet you will find the good far outweighs the bad. And that makes the world go round!

I like preservering people, people who take charge, are in charge, and should be in charge. Perseverance for good causes is what makes the world go round. Perserverance is a combination of love and communication.

People who perservere do so because they care. They want to see things move forward, they want progress. It takes a special kind of person to have loving perserverance. People who are willing to look past other peoples mistakes and continue working for the good of others.

What exactly does perserverance mean? It means resolution, determination, bravery, decisiveness, resolve, will, purpose, resoluteness, persistence, earnestness; that you’re serious, firm, staunch, unyielding, and putting others before yourself without resolve.

Perservevance shows you have spunk, pluck backbone, grit, stamina, guts, strength, moral fiber, a will of iron, a mind of your own, will power, courage of your convictions, self-reliance, you mean business, have constancy, dogged tenaciousness, endurance, and diligence. Can you have all of those qualities without love and communication? No you cannot!

My experience the past several months as we’ve fought with the COVID-19, has shown me we have mixed relationships, past friends have now turned against each other, neighbors no longer communicate as they use to, many of our churches are preaching and teaching politics instead of the Gospel There’s a breakdown in communication, lack of quality leadership from local officials all the way to the White House. We have become a nation divided, because we have leadership unwilling to work together so they can further their own agenda.

I see a world spinning, but not going round, I see leaders from all nations looking to find a way to bring back normalcy, yet because of division they are unable.

As human beings put on this earth to care and take care of it and it’s inhabitants, we have come to a standstill.

Why? because we no longer have love for our fellow man, we have lost effective communication and we lack perserverance.

When the world quits going round we become a dead society with no where to turn and no one to turn to. That’s the direction we are slowly moving towards. Ed Parsons can be reached at editor@wetzelchronicle.com.