Truth or Dare
Cultural customs, traditions, moral codes, and scientific facts provide people footing, a source of balance, while reaching into the unknown attempting to achieve progress. The education that helps people achieve their state of worthiness is a shared responsibility of families and institutions of society. Each person in a society leads a life that serves as an example of whether and how they contribute to progress of the whole.
Life is a process of constant adjustment flowing from information, tempered by personal experience, and fueled by motivation. What, where, when, how, and why define any event, occurrence, or aspect of life. Knowledge of what, where, and when proceed how and why. To master each is to advance in levels of consciousness, and to master them all achieves a degree of wisdom and understanding that grants a brief view of a small segment of life. At best, it is the start from which to explore the future and distant points of interest. Success is measured for the individual and society in terms of health, happiness, and contribution to the value and meaning of life. More and more this depends upon a world view and life affirmation for all creatures. Ever present is the tension between conflicts of interest and progress of the whole, pride and humility, faith and reason, heart and mind, emotion and intellect.