There is, however, something much more important that I want the book to do, but it's a little more subtle and its likely only after a reader finishes the book that it fully sinks in. It is about my belief structure and philosophy on growing up in preparation for adulthood. I call it the Five F's, which include faith, family, foundation (educational support and development including the 3 R's [reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic], real history and the ability to reason), fun and freedom. So many of us in America today and also in so much of the world are woefully lacking in the five F's and it is a severe hindrance in becoming well prepared adults in a crazy, mixed-up world. I think it has a lot to do with why so many accept poor positions to guide them and often through no fault of their own. Sometimes it was just lack of a good upbringing which would include the five F's if someone insisted upon using them.
Over the next few weeks, I will cover each of the five individually, starting with faith on my next post. I put faith first because to be our best I believe we must realize that there is a much greater One than us who has total mastery of the world. We humans, mortals that we are, are woefully inadequate to navigate our life on earth without the help of our Creator unless we want that life to be wrought with coping problems. We'll always run into problems in an imperfect work, but if we can learn how to deal with them, we can overcome their impact.
When I have completed this discussion and all of its parts, and if read it and my book, I hope you will see how the five F's logically came from those wonderful, early life experiences in a setting designed to prepare a child for his or her future. God bless you all.
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