“…all of these tubeless wonders has given us a generation of isolation that may prove to be a disaster in the making…”

???????????Isolation may lead to deterioration.  In order to emphasize my point here…. I’m going to have to admit to something that embarrasses me.  We all know ourselves better that anyone else could possibly; accepting, maybe, our spouse.  I think best when alone.  I work best behind closed doors, without distractions.  My best ideas come in the middle of the night, when quietness and solitude are my friends.  I prefer walking by myself.  I even like eating alone (well not really).  I like sitting in the back of the Church…the farthest away from the Altar.  I prefer driving alone, and with the radio turned off.  You get the message….I’m a bit of a loner.  In fact, “it” is LONELY.  Even though I have chosen that characteristic early in my career; and it seems to have paid off… it seems.   Though it is possible that my career progress could have been more advanced had I not been such a loner?  Who knows the answer to that?  Not even me.  In fact, I’ve never even thought about it until now.  But here’s what I do know….It’s not healthy.  I’m not even sure it could be considered normal.  I don’t recommend it.  Even in the face of past successes…ISOLATION leads to deterioration.  God didn’t intend for us to be alone.  Genesis 2:18 says: Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”  Being around others will “bring out the best” in us.  God provided Eve for Adam for a reason… to procreate the world, and to provide Adam companionship… and so the world became populated.  I think the “age of the internet” and “google,” for instance, has made companionship less needed; and isolation more prolific, especially amongst our younger people.  The darn computer, and all of these tubeless wonders has given us a generation of isolation that may prove to be a disaster in the making.  I think too, now that I’m on the “down-side” of this process we refer to as life; that I’m not comfortable with the idea of being “left-alone.”  So my head is full of “what-if’.”  So, if YOU are one of those who, like me, are loners; then take my advice… start now, the process of overcoming the temptation of isolation, and learn to develop friendship’s that will carry you through the remainder of your life.  This “all-alone” mentality can be “corrected” by broadening our SOCIAL considerations, by attending Church on a regular basis; guidance from our Teachers, our friends (such as they’re qualified), and seek out co-workers, the parents of our children’s friends, and acquaintances at Church, and of course….neighbors.  The more friends, the more companionship, the better the results.  ….Blessings…cjlb… 9/28/14.   

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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