Why is this world not quite right?

There are plenty of things we enjoy about this world: our friends, families (hopefully), and a host of activities and amusements – like football – to name just one.  But in almost every aspect of life we experience disappointment, dissatisfaction, and daily frustration.  Simply put, the world we live in does not match the one we hope for.

So What’s the Problem? Well, it doesn’t have to do with money or politics.  The common troubles of society are just symptoms of a deeper and more entrenched problem.  The root of our troubles is that each of us tends to do what we want to rather than what we ought to.  This is true for everyone, the best and the worst of us.  It is a kind of “law” rooted in human nature.  Every human being at some point “drops the ball” and causes trouble for others.

Next: Is there any hope?