Thursday, December 04, 2003

I think one of the most important things we can give to our children, is heroes. Real people who are creating real improvements in the world.

In school, it seems history classes focus on just a few things - dates of wars and other major events, the "bad guys" and the "good guys". With too much attention on the bad guys!

I always loved learning about great thinkers when I was a kid. Those people, like Thomas Jefferson and Socrates, who changed the world by simply postulating a better way, and sharing their thoughts with others.

Evolution of society occurs on a rational level - it's created in our minds, and shared through words, and it grows from there. True evolution won't occur through war - war is the basest approach to society, and there is no way that cultural evolution - growth - can occur as a result of reaction on this level.

My kids learn about the history of wars. But we spend more time reading, studying, and talking about those individuals who have created a better world through their own abilities to think and communicate.

I found some good websites about heroes:

Building a Better World

Lawrence Anthony

Inaugural Walk Down L. Ron Hubbard Way

Humanitarians of Our Time

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Mark Rathbun

St. Petersburg Article

Scientology Volunteer Ministers

Barry A. Fischer

Mr. David Miscavige

A Biographical Profile

D.C. Church Opening

Rev. Dean Kelly

John McCole

Gayle Thorson

Those are some everyday people who are making big differences in the world.

Another hero our family truly appreciates is L. Ron Hubbard.

The Way to Happiness booklet, Scientology assists, and Scientology Study Technology are among the incredible contributions he made to society.

For more information on Scientology:

What is Scientology?

Scientology Theology Reference. Theology & Practice

The Official Scientology & Dianetics Glossary

About L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard - The Humanitarian - Education

Tribute to L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard - Humanitarian - Road to Self-Respect

L. Ron Hubbard - Literary Correspondence

Have fun reading!