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© February 2002

The "Dumbing" of America!

How We Have Forgotten to Know Right from Wrong

~written from the common sense perspective of The Winds of the Soul~

by Dr. Gregory C.D. Young, Ph.D.(Oxon.)

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This phenomenon of loss and the consequent feelings of a dulling sedation is likely the major contributing factor to the "Dumbing of America," a multifaceted, insidiously attenuating process that has further eroded our moral sensorium, awareness, and attention--causing us all to become further numbed, stupefied, and desensitized to what's been going on around us.

When American Beauty's Lester Burnham stated, "I've lost something very important. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but I know I didn't always feel this sedated," we can immediately relate. Moreover, this existential sentiment has been addressed in everything from the Bible to Romantic poetry. It seems to be a problem faced continually by each generation and by every culture throughout history.  Most of us are aware of the fact that we have lost something of ourselves critically essential to our psychological and spiritual welfare as we've grown older.  Though we know of something missing, we're not too sure as to what it is or what we should call it. We're just uncomfortably aware that something's not right, that something intangible remains impoverished within us.  And the reverberating echo of its peculiar emptiness haunts us continually. 

This phenomenon of loss and the consequent feelings of a dulling sedation is likely the major contributing factor to the "Dumbing of America," a multifaceted, insidiously attenuating process that has further eroded our moral sensorium, awareness, and attention--causing us all to become further numbed, stupefied, and desensitized to what's been going on around us. 

So what's wrong here....  so wrong, so as to mislead many into false sentimentalities and commitments to loyalties of causes ill-defined?  What is this loss and why has it occurred?  Adolescent emotionalism and misdirection may account for some of it perhaps, but others would have us attribute this growing impoverishment to the increasing influence of the media, duplicitous political agendas, and always the power and influence of "money." 

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As most of you know, The Winds of the Soul offers an explanation as to what it is that we have lost, pointing out how we have come to have actually sacrificed some of the most important parts and pieces of ourselves as we've grown older.  As is more thoroughly explored within my book, we just don't lose memories as we grow older, we lose intellectual and spiritual capacity as well.

 

 

But let's be responsible.  To be sure, these influences have no doubt contributed to our demise, perhaps even accelerated it, but they are in effect only mirroring what the vast majority are calling out for.  It is our chosen personal preferences that give these dubious influences their power.  It's our own decisions that actually drive the market places and societal directions of our world.  Not only has the pattern of each and every one of our decisions made and molded the kind of world we live in, step by step, decision by decision, but such a pattern also documents what we've given up in the process, such as personal freedoms, constitutional rights and privileges, and matters of personal integrity and character as well.  Indeed, we have lost some things, things so important to us that their loss has changed our direction in life and lessened our understanding of things in general.  With every compromise, with every equivocation, with every mindless decision and weak concession, we give further evidence of this loss, allowing other things to take its place.  The rise of Moral Relativism and the power of Political Correctness is more potent proof of the reality of our loss, demonstrating how much more influenced we've allowed ourselves to become by others, public polls, and media pundits than by our own thoughtful opinions.

As most of you know, The Winds of the Soul offers an explanation as to what it is that we have lost, pointing out how we have come to have actually sacrificed some of the most important parts and pieces of ourselves as we've grown older and the blindness we suffered thereafter.  As is more thoroughly explored within my book, we just don't lose memories as we grow older, we lose intellectual and spiritual capacity as well.  And this loss isn't generally a function of our aging physiologies.  Rather, the loss is initiated and sustained because we begin to incrementally cut away those parts of ourselves which prove to costly for us to maintain.  Yet, these parts of ourselves just happen to include the basis of our character and spiritual strength.  Without them functioning and alive within us, without us returning to them and embracing the wisdom they hold, we cannot possibly see things as they truly are, making mistakes in perception, understanding, and in the execution of all that we do.

Accordingly, we lose the greater and often better parts of who we were when we were children, including important cognitive and intuitional abilities as well as a broadness and flexibility of perspective that allowed us ongoing integration, understanding, and learning.  Included in this loss was our inherent capacity to simply, yet profoundly, know the differences between right and wrong.  It is the diminution of this capacity, perhaps more than any other, which has proved most troubling to us later in life, and has single handedly been the one factor more responsible for eroding away the moral system of our culture.  Parenthetically, we are not referring to those parts of us that were egocentric, demanding, childish, brattish, and ill-mannered born from unseemly appetites when we were younger.  Indeed, these are the burdening, worse parts of us that often overwhelm the better parts of us and remain still with us today, albeit in masquerade.

Having lost contact with the many better children we were when younger, so it is that many adults today truly have difficulty in determining between what is good and what is evil, what is sweet and what is bitter, their moral compass having long since been silenced.  These capacities were not originally rigid or inflexible as some would have us embarrassingly think (and thus diminish their value and attractiveness), but a sensitivity of awareness which was well rounded and balanced, allowing us to see and understand the matters before us with great adeptness and clarity. 

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Yet, despite the fact that no one has ever documented to have died from the use of asbestos in this particular form, the ever-vigilant, "environmentally sensitive Left" were successful in bamboozling (lobbying) the entire City Council into banning the further appropriate and needed spraying of the insulation to continue beyond the 64th floor, even after Herbert Levine, an engineering expert in the insulation of steel girders publically warned at the time that "If fire breaks out above the 64th floor, the building will fall down."

However, through the continuing fragmentation of our personalities, attributes once bright with influence and direction, shrunk and faded over time, becoming unavailable in our decision making as adults.  To be sure, among other impoverishments sustained, when we lost these perceptual abilities, our decision making prowess was greatly reduced.  With continuing attenuation, we would become commensurately more blind in many areas of our developing lives, making us increasingly unfit in understanding the world around us, and more tragically, leading us to unwittingly make more careless choices and decisions.  Proof of this handicap, its consequences, and the immediate denial of it, is abundant everywhere we look. 

Here's a timely, clear, but tragic example of what I'm talking about.  The news media, generally biased towards selectively covering up, spinning, or blatantly minimizing the differences between right and wrong (strategies often depicted as coming from the Liberal Left), has been predictably slow to cover a sensational story involving the collapse of the two World Trade Center Towers on 9/11.  As reported in  Insight, (12/3/01) by Ralph de Toledano, the Twin World Trade Towers were, by conscious choice and decision, made to be unsound to begin with....  Now, the possibility of the collapse of the two towers when hit by an airplane loaded with fuel was already discussed and known about before the two buildings were even finished in their construction.  And we know specifically that the two towers were originally designed to structurally withstand the impact of a fuel-loaded Boeing 707. 

What recently has been revealed and has become unforgivable is the fact that while the towers were being built, the mind-set of the politically-correct Left began an hysterical ideological assault against the poltroons of the New York City Council for the use of asbestos and mineral wool being sprayed upon the steel girders as the thermal insulating material to prevent them from melting down, if and when the building ever caught fire.  In fact, such insulation had already been sprayed on the girders up to the 64th floor.  Yet, despite the fact that no one has ever documented to have died from the use of asbestos in this particular form, the ever-vigilant, "environmentally sensitive Left" were successful in bamboozling (lobbying) the entire City Council into banning the further appropriate and needed spraying of the insulation to continue beyond the 64th floor, even after Herbert Levine, an engineering expert in the insulation of steel girders publically warned at the time that "If fire breaks out above the 64th floor, the buildings will fall down."

You would think that such an alarming, clear, common sense and factually considered statement would have prevailed, alerting everyone to the dangers in their proper priorities.  But tragically, it didn't.  In the end, the engineer's clear and concise clarion warnings were diminished and ridiculed, and without precedence, every girder above the 64th floor was foolishly installed and left without the needed insulation.  Subsequently, the self-proclaimed humanitarian Left celebrated their glorious achievement.... ignoring the probable consequences of their actions, arrogantly assuming that they could change the laws and foolishly remake the physics of this world after their own imaginations.  They thought themselves so righteous, so powerful, so right for all of us....and everybody else was so wrong.

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Not to be forgotten is the incontrovertible engineering fact if all the girders were first appropriately insulated with sprayed asbestos and mineral wool as first called for in the architectural and engineering specifications, the building would have withstood collapse for up to 4 hours allowing the hundreds and perhaps thousands of people above the point of attack (trapped on the Higher floors) to have been safely rescued from the roof, the rest of the buildings to have been fully evacuated, and maybe even saved the buildings from their ultimate collapse, instead of the 100 minutes it took before the first tower collapsed and the 56 minutes it took for the second. 

Well, we all know what tragically happened next.  On that fateful day of September 11, 2001, two doomed 757 jetliners, heavily laddened with fuel, were treacherously and heartlessly flown into the most vulnerable sections of the two towers, where the steel girders were not insulated.  Not to be forgotten is the incontrovertible engineering fact that if all the girders were first appropriately insulated with sprayed asbestos and mineral wool as was first called for in the architectural and engineering specifications, the building would have withstood collapse for up to 4 hours, possibly more, allowing the hundreds and perhaps thousands of people above the point of attack (trapped on the higher floors) to have been safely rescued from the roof while the rest of the buildings and collaterals were fully evacuated.  Such may have even saved the buildings from their ultimate collapse, instead of the 100 minutes it took before the first tower collapsed and the 56 minutes it took for the second....  Needless to say, the rescue teams were not apprised of these long ignored shortcomings and hidden facts.

It seems that the "politics" of the Left was not so benign and humanitarian after all, having directly helped to topple the towers of the World Trade Center and significantly increase the loss of life sustained.  Indeed, all because of the "successful" protests and political powers of the 'all-knowing' Liberal Left, the buildings collapsed prematurely, becoming a needless tomb for thousands of individuals.  These people turned out to be horrifically and inexcusably wrong.  Now, the Left was obviously not directly responsible for the terrorist actions themselves, but I submit, they were unalterably, completely and directly responsible, if not legally and criminally liable for the subsequent unsafety of the buildings thereafter. Because of their twisted actions, they crippled the Towers before the planes ever collided and exploded, making it impossible for the buildings to maintain their integrity for a minimum of 4 hours after the strike, a factor which caused the manslaughter of hundreds if not thousands of additional lives on 9/11, and millions more to have become impacted by the disaster. 

They obviously made the wrong decision....  Even with the facts within their hands, they chose wrong...   Even when knowing what the consequences of their actions could be, they ignored the facts and blindly followed another's false direction.  How could they have been so stupid?  How could they have allowed this to happen?  How could they have not seen or understood the information directly in front of them?  What made them behave so?

It may surprise us to learn that the reasons they didn't see things as clearly as they should are the same major reasons why any of us fail to see what is right at any one time in our lives.  When we slowly and silently lose that essential awareness of who we used to be, and the connections to the moral compass within us, the guiding Voice inside grows ever more difficult to hear, allowing instead loud, external proclamations to be ever more dominant to our ears.  Thus, having lost the ability to lead and decide for ourselves, we begin to listen to anything that promises leadership and sure direction from anybody else.

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The point is, the Rigid Right's way of thinking is none better, indeed, it is cursed with the same malady of that the Liberal Left, having too lost touch with the gentler, kinder parts of themselves, even the lost children within themselves.  This is why both their perspectives remains so unbalanced and often hysterical.  Yet, ironically, the Right has deceived themselves even more than the Left because of their insistence that only they follow and are correctly aligned to the teachings of the Holy Book they claim allegiance. 

And that's probably why those involved in the N.Y. City Council found it so easy to be persuaded and pressured to believe in the loudly argued, albeit unbalanced, environmental perspective--- even though it dismissed the most immediate needs for safety.  No doubt through the passing of many desensitizing years in their own lives, they came to no longer know who they were, no longer cared to remain connected with the roots of their character where intelligence and understanding dwelt, numbed to common sense and conscience which once belonged to the many children within them.  They were then like many of our "leaders" are today;  without goodly internal direction, without a sense of the importance of enduring values, without the cavalcade of Spiritual connections that once graced their lives when younger. 

From such poverty of awareness, any decisions made will likely be flawed, some fatally so....  You see, quality of information by itself is not enough if we are to succeed in making appropriate and fruitful decisions.  We need something from within us to be actively a part of us if we are to know how to make sense out of it all.  This is why "character," per say, is so critically essential and important in our leaders, as it suggests that some of those earlier connections to their moral sense are still intact.  In fact, I submit that "character" can only be maintained via the sure and open connections with the children within us, of who we used to be, who in turn hold the Hand of our Father in Heaven within their heart.  When we become disassociated with who we we used to be, we stop feeling as we used to feel, becoming less able to bring our powers of discernment to bear when we most need them.  In the process, we unwittingly abandon the very powers of understanding that served us so well when we were in our youth, and sever the tenuous ties to our historical roots, even our personal "character."

Learning about this particularly colossal example of malfeasance, which so unnecessarily and reprehensibly compounded the tragedy of 9/11, makes one even angrier because such blindness in decision making is so obviously prevalent today.  It's the reason why individuals as seemingly diverse and character-flawed as Nixon and Clinton were both elected in the past.  They, and those that elected them, both lacked the contact with who they used to be, contact with the living thread of common sense that we all need so desperately and that we experienced so abundantly when we were children. 

Nonetheless, to some these most recent outrageous bunglings simply give us clear proof of what happens when the Liberal Left and their politically correct agendas are allowed to have sway over common sense and the facts.  But before we begin to draw the line in the sand and run somebody out of town, it may surprise some that the same can be said of the thinking of those on the other side of the isle, and especially what I call the "Rigid Right" (as opposed to the Liberal Left), who although at least admitting that there is such a thing as right and wrong, unfortunately take it upon themselves to redefine, if not reinvent, those differences in their own image. 

Indeed, in light of the recently revealed, bungled and reprehensible policies of the FBI in their withholding critical information that led to the outrageous 30 year imprisonment of a completely innocent man because it felt that in disclosing his innocence they would have compromised the integrity of another case, the Right has nothing to brag about either.  And of course there are scores of other examples as well from this same group.  The point is, the Rigid Right's way of thinking is no better than that of the Liberal Left.  Indeed, both are cursed with the same malady, namely, they have both lost touch with the gentler, kinder parts of themselves, even the lost children within themselves, rending their direction desensitized and blind.  This is why both their perspectives remain so unbalanced and often pompously hysterical as they point fingers at each other. 

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Indeed, truth be known, they have not understood nor taken seriously the meaning of the One they proclaim to follow, who stated emphatically that "Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter the kingdom of Heaven."  If they had, they would have already put away their insistent man-made dogmas, flawed interpretations, and twisted mandates that speciously counterfeits the Word of God and misrepresents the Truth of Him, clearing seeing their error from the eyes of the children they used to be and the Spiritual connections to Heaven they used to enjoy.  But this, they have not yet to do....

Yet, ironically, the Right has deceived themselves even more than the Left because of their insistence that only they follow and are correctly aligned to the teachings of the Holy Book they claim allegiance.  Indeed, truth be known, the Rigid Right has apparently not understood nor taken seriously the meaning of the One they proclaim to follow, who stated emphatically that "Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter the kingdom of Heaven."  If they had, they would have already put away their insistent man-made dogmas, flawed interpretations, and twisted mandates that speciously counterfeits the Word of God and misrepresents the Truth of Him, clearing seeing their error from the eyes of the children they used to be and the Spiritual connections to Heaven they used to enjoy.  But this, they have yet to do....

Again, I believe that the Liberal Left and the Rigid Right are cut from the same cloth, arising directly from the continuing impoverishment of experience of the children they used to be and the denial of their specific influence that believes in Him within themselves.  They both have abandon the influences of the goodly children breathing within them, and the Voice that was once so close.  Without such direction, is it any wonder they are what they are today?  In such a vacuum, the Left and the Right both have grown skilled in their use of plausible but fallacious, deceptively misleading argument--no matter the philosophical source, this is what sophistry is all about.  And too, they both grow more and more bureaucratically inclined and overly self-absorbed, finding real truth and efficiency to be an anathema to their cause, creating stumbling blocks for all of us.  I'm sure I'm not alone in this, but I get so tired of hearing the prejudiced and self-serving arguments of both socio-political camps of the Left and the Right, as if theirs were the only real perspective.  Yet, these often dominate the airwaves and talk shows today.  And each skews all other opinions not in keeping with its own, as the "enemy."  They do anything and everything they can to demonize the other side.  If you're not with them, then you're against them, and for that matter, everything else American and/or Good.   If we're honest within the Light of our hearts, we'll see that there's really not much that separates them. 

Indeed, their real similarities are especially exposed when there is disagreement, in that they both wish to condemn anyone who doesn't agree with them.  So you see, the question of "what" to believe in is really of no consequence to them.  What's important is that you only agree with them above all else.  Challenging, questioning, or disrupting their world view to any degree will bring upon oneself unrivaled persecution.  These only appear comfortable with a label on everyone else, pigeon-holing everyone around them to fit their world view.  Their definitions are confining, often defaming and insensitive, oblivious of the differences and depths of people they summarily categorize.  Theirs is a heartless passion of tearing down anything that doesn't agree with them. 

To me, these unbalanced extremists are the real enemies amongst us, who lie in wait to catch you for a misspoken word, and who Christ condemned stating "Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.  Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity." (Matthew 23:24-28, KJV).  This is what happens and what we can become when we too repeatedly deny the children within us, forsaking our clarity of perception and the critical connections we subsequently have with the Heavens.  We too become blind guides, prideful and arrogant of our point of view, only mindful of appearances, never appreciating the real truth of things....

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If we don't want to be similarly guilty of such carelessness and arrogance, we better learn how to make decisions in a better way--and it's not going to come from studying some in vogue management textbook or investing in a flashy weekend seminar.  Indeed, when we can't hear that warning Voice of "wrong" any more from within us, then we should stop immediately whatever we're doing and ask for help....  Who knows but that the decisions we make today could affect thousands in the future, as directly as did those responsible for disallowing the proper construction of the Twin World Trade Towers.

The lesson is a clear one for all of us.  Losing the immediate awareness and presence of the goodly children within us, breaks the connections with sobriety, good and common sense, and the intelligence and understanding that we enjoyed when younger.  Losing our connections with balance while desensitizing and blinding us to the realities around us, prepares us only for a life of subsequent trials of fears and anxieties, leaving behind us a trail of flawed and inaccurate decisions.  Indeed, when we can't hear that warning Voice of "wrong" any more from within us, then we should immediately stop whatever we're doing and ask for help.  Allowing ourselves to continue on without such guidance will only ensure the kind of decision making that comes from being out-of-touch with who we use to be, deferring then to the political climate and deceptive winds of public opinion to be our guide.   If we don't want to be similarly guilty of such carelessness and arrogance as those previously discussed, we better learn how to make choices and decisions in a better way.  But let us be careful as to the drumbeat we next step to.  The help we seek isn't going to come from studying an in vogue management textbook or investing in some trendy weekend seminar.  The real guidance we need comes primarily from and through those tenuously connected within us, even from those missing children we previously exiled from our conscious stream.  Restoring their rights and privileges enables our perceptual abilities to become more intelligent and accurate, our choices more refined and our decisions more reasonable.  This is what must be done now and in the future.  For who knows but that the decisions we make today could as well affect thousands in the future, as directly as did those responsible for disallowing the proper construction of the Twin World Trade Towers.

That being said, would those same people, those comprising the N.Y. City Council and the political arm of the Liberal Left environmentalists have made the same decision if they still had retained and vigilantly kept active the child-like attributes, intelligence, and connections to their moral conscience within them?  I think not...   They would never have made such a decision.  In fact, they could not have made such a decision, because no goodly child amongst us would even now make such a poor decision!  If they had been in conscious touch with the children within them, it would have been an impossibility within their hearts, especially knowing beforehand what consequences would have resulted as clearly warned by the experts.  To hear that if the buildings caught fire, they would fall down without the insulation becoming applied to the steel girders, would have moved each and every child-like attribute within them to find the best possible ways to remedy the problem, not simply to wash their hands of the event, thinking that the insulation wouldn't make any difference.  If those decision-makers had been in touch with the missing pieces of their own youth, such a dismissal would have been an arrogance and bitterness that would have turned in their stomachs as it formed, signaling that it was irrefutably wrong!  They could not have turned from performing their duty correctly thereafter. 

If they only could have remembered who it was they were and used to be, then sufficient contact with those essential parts of themselves would have been influentially affected and common sense would have prevailed.  Then, they wouldn't have done what they did, but seen clearly what must be done and moved ahead to do it, understanding with full presence of mind the real rightness of their act. But alas, that didn't happen, and like many of us, they went ahead without sufficient contact with those they used to be, the goodly but lost children within them, and mindlessly made flawed choices and decisions that needlessly sacrificed the lives of thousands, while ruining the lives of tens of thousands in the survivor families, and then impacting the innocence of millions more.

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Analyzing the history of our decision tree and scrutinizing the nodes of our decision making process hoping to improve our skills generally won't reveal the real mistakes made.  Why?  Because the mistakes had more to do with the foundation of the decision itself rather than the process which later came to be.  Most simply, we made the wrong decisions because "all" of us that should have been there at the time the decision was made, was not there....  Thus, because we're not whole, we may see through glass, but only darkly, only partly, incompletely.

The cutting truth is that these were individuals who, like many of us, had lost the connections they previously enjoyed, who were without the awareness of earlier childhood sensitivities to what was right and what was wrong, who had come to unwittingly silence the still, small Voice within them in preference for social acceptance, popularity, and acclaim, never imagining the repercussions of making such small steps in their life would render them so tragically impotent later on.

Like they, I think that we have become more and more unenlightened because of us having misplaced the importance of these things, even our God-given moral compass, and of our having forgotten its workings and significance.  Without these missing pieces of ourselves in tact, we are easily misguided, tending to make our world into a prison, no matter how comfortable or fashionable we think it is.  Is it any wonder that more than half of us don't vote, that we passively accept a 50% tax burden, that we've come to rely far too much on the media to provide us with a life, and that we're altogether too materialistic?  We've lost the balance of things, not being able to see the real priorities of life with an unbroken purified perspective. 

Like they, all of us have made decisions in the past that we now know were wrong, or turned out to be wrong no matter the best of our intentions.  These memories may haunt us as we continually replay them over and over again in our minds, playing the "could have-should have-would-have game," seeking for the fatal reasons as to why we made the wrong decisions and where we went wrong.

But we're looking in the wrong spot.  Analyzing the history of our decision tree and scrutinizing the nodes of our decision making process hoping to improve our skills, generally won't reveal the real mistakes made.  Why?  Because the mistakes had more to do with the foundation on which the decision itself was first formed, rather than the actions which later came to be.  Most simply, we made the wrong decisions because "all" of us that should have been there at the time the decision was made, was not there....  Thus, because we're not whole, we may see through the glass, but only darkly, only partly, incompletely.  How can we possibly hope to see anything with most of the lights off?  We needn't look for the critical reasons of our failings any further. 

When we lose contact with these very special parts of ourselves, all decisions subsequently made will become flawed, and all those summarily affected will be lessened or harmed in some way.  Without such remembrance of the lost goodly children being made a continuing part of us, we cannot "see" all there is in front of us.  We cannot understand what there is to learn in each situation presented.  We cannot determine what course of action becomes the best for all concerned.  Indeed, in our blindness, we continually make lousy decisions.  Without "all" of us being present, the information presented can never be fully weighted and understood, never fully valued and appreciated. 

So let's not procrastinate any longer.  We can begin to make better decisions simply by first learning to restore those most precious parts of ourselves back into their rightful position within us.  This is a path of repentance that few have really understood, and yet it is perhaps the most powerful.  There is nothing that will be more fruitful or fundamentally more rewarding than in reestablishing the connections with the goodly children within us and the rights and privileges they enjoyed with the Heavens.  Then, our choices and decisions will become enlightened and goodly, a blessing to those affected, and a direction for those that follow. 

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About the Author:  Dr. Gregory C.D. Young, Ph.D.(Oxon.) is a licensed Psychologist and Neuroscientist having been educated abroad where he completed his postgraduate studies at King’s College, the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and then graduated and received his Doctorate from the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. He has been in private clinical practice and medical research for over 25 years, being active as an author, popular radio and TV personality, public speaker, and biomedical researcher. An expert in a number of fields including Forensic/Criminal Psychology, Child/Family/Relationship Psychology, and Neuropsychology, he has also served as an expert scientific advisor, product innovator and formulator, and professional consultant to the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries. He is the author of The Winds of the Soul~Heaven’s First Voice To Us, as well as numerous other scholarly papers and works.


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