Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Year Of The Dragon: Alex - A Golden Dragon


Song:  Our Destiny

Group:  Liquid Cinema





I had bought this Dragon for my wife in celebration of my son's birth
in Nov of 2000.

He was born in the year of the Dragon...
however, I hadn't realized until this night that
the year 2000 had a special significance to some. 
Once in every 60 years... the year of the Dragon...
 is considered a Golden Dragon.

Each animal in the Chinese calendar system runs on a 12 year cycle.

Each complete cycle runs through each of 5 elements...
Metal (Gold), Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth.

In the Chinese Astrological Calendar system...
the first day of the Golden Dragon year in 2000
was on Feb 4th and the last was on Feb 3rd of 2001.

So if your child was born on or between those dates...
he is also a Golden Dragon.


So...
what is the significance?

Why not list the Zodiak characteristics?

Because...
our destiny is determined by our actions or inactions.

In the majority of developed nations...
our future is determined by the amount of efficient effort
applied in an intelligent direction.

Because we have so many freedoms...
even the poorest may reach the highest levels of society
through their foresight and ingenuity...
and through their efforts.

Our destiny
is not preordained.
It is not predetermined.

Although we may start out in life with certain advantages...
the great equalizer lies within each of us...
through our concerted efforts.

The key to our future lies in education.

Should Alex become successful in his life...
it won't be because of his Zodiak...
but because of his efforts.


An educated mind leads to a rational mind.

A rational mind does not succumb to irrational thoughts such as...

Rigid Preordained Class Structures...
Sexism
(However, along with equal rights...come equal responsibility)...
Racism...
Religious Clanism
(if all others are thought of as, somehow, a second class people 
because they are not of the same religion)...
etc.


Does this mean that all people are equal?

Of course not
(except under the law and through basic human respect).

People separate themselves, throughout the social strata...
through an accumulation of their applied intelligence and efforts
(think Professor as an example...
if you were equal...you would have nothing to learn...etc).


To have your children think that their destiny lay outside of themselves...
takes away their drive.

Intelligence is the great equalizer.
Results are what ultimately matter.
Sincere effort (Drive) is the key.

What the world thinks does not matter...
it is what your child does or does not do... that matters.

Always stress that they are the masters of their destiny.

I will stress to Alex that he can call himself a...
Golden Dragon...
when he earns it through his efforts later in life...
not because it was an uncontrolled coincidence in his life.

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P.S. - I feel I must add this as some may think I am against Astrology specifically.

NO!

I am against ALL forms of  Magical Thinking
(Mystical energy / Crystal Healing / Chi / Luck / Outside Forces / Destiny /
Omniscient and Omnipotent Beings...etc...
however, this is not to say that I am against the practitioners or believers of them).

There are valid reasons for events and doing certain things in certain ways.

To falsely attribute a cause to an event...
almost ensures future ignorance for all who follow.

This is a dual insult as it is not only the wrong path to tread...
to be on the wrong path ensures no one is looking for the right one.

This is to relegate yourself to that of a cork in the ocean...
at the mercy of the tides and the winds
instead of piloting your ship using
 your skills of navigation...
and the rudder and sails of the ship
to be able to tack against the winds
to reach your destination.




2 comments:

  1. Things like the Chinese zodiac are fun to read, but not to be taken too seriously. Definitely agree that each person makes his or her own destiny.

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  2. Some people I know... take this type of thinking to irrational levels. Luck...destiny...outside forces...chi...etc. These are just some examples of magical thinking. When people aren't even looking for correct cause and effect...their future is lost. They have committed themselves to ride the waves and currents on a cork...no sails, rudder, or captain.

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