OK ---- so it's very questionable how true the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is, but one of the teachings of The Book of Mormon is:::
That in order to achieve anything in life, you have to put forth the most amount of effort towards that goal possible before God will be willing to help you further.
So, unless you do everything you can, and expend all your options ---- God won't help.
You have to do everything in your power to achieve your goal before God will step in.
I was just finally looking at political party platforms for the last election a bit ---- and I realize I shot myself in the foot.
The Alberta Party said they would retroactively increase AiSH if they got elected ---- and I calculated that this would be worth over $9000.
I did not research this before the election. I did not vote for the Alberta Party.
If my goal in life was to make more money:::: I just screwed myself according to the Book of Mormon.
I know that Church is highly debatable ----- but it is true that The Book of Mormon did contain some good ideas ------- and doing your absolute best is one of them ---------
And I have actually just failed to do my absolute best. I didn't know about the policy --- but then again, I didn't really research the policy when I should have.
Well, I didn't absolutely do everything in my power to achieve my goal, so according to The Book of Mormon God doesn't have to help me anymore.
If I had just voted for and campaigned for the Alberta Party ----- that might've made all the difference. Oh my God.
But then again, it is also true that Money is the root of all kinds of evil ----- so who knows.
I guess I just have to be happy with what I have now. Doh.
Just a moment ago I realized another likely failure::::
I probably just completely misunderstood something about the Alberta Party platform.
I can't say I know exactly what the platform is or how to interpret it based on that ONE article I read earlier today, but I"m guessing it's more nuanced than just $9000 of retroactive payments to aish recipients.
It was probably different --- I can't say I know for certain exactly what they were going for ------
It was just something about $1779 AiSH allowance and something about retroactive something.
But thinking the retroactive part refers to a 9000 dollar payment might be way out in left field.
But I don't really know. Just saying I really don't know exactly what it was. It was at least re-increasing today's AiSH to $1779.