It's a wonderful LIFE... PLAYING FAVORITES not EQUAL

favorites and preferences - my favorite son
Philippines
November 17, 2007 9:35am CST
Is GOD playing favoritism? I don't want to spark a religious discussion here, but base on what i see, it would seem that GOD does have his favoritism also. Is that a bad thing? What i think not necessarily. For me as long as the principle of justice are not stepped on, having favoritism is not a wrong thing. In fact, I'd say that the gift of preference is a divine gift. It is what makes us all unique as individuals. It's a paradox, in a way. We are all the same in that we all have preferences. Each one of us prefers something to the other. And yet, all our preferences are different. Like there is no such thing as identical twins. Even identical twins are different. From the time they are born to the time they age 5 or 6 they have the same clothing that parents used to dressed them up. But when they reach the age of 8 or 9, their individual preferences emerge. One may like indoor playing, the other outdoor playing. One may like dancing and the other prefers singing. Soon the individual personalities of these twins emerge. This may sound like a wacky proposition but for me, the differences in our individual preferences are actually makes the world go round. Can you imagine if all of us like to take the course medicine? We would be a world of DOCTORS! For sure, we'd all be healing and treating each other. Then there would be no one to cook our food, build and construct our houses, and make our cars. Can you imagine if all of us wanted to become priest? We'd be saying Mass to each other and hearing each other's sins. Heaven forbid. Can you imagine if all of us preferred to become Lawyers? We'd all be suing each other, but there would be no one to render judgment-or pay our fees! That would be Hell on Earth."Favoritism" really stems from our preferences. These preferences can be a result of so many things. Our past experiences, our view of the world,our DNA. The good news our preferences- and our tendencies to have certain favorites can change over time. For example, for one reason or another when i was younger i love playing toys. It was just in my DNA. I love my toys because of the colors,kind and make of it. But as i grew up i learned to like a different toy hehe joke only.as time goes on u change and your preference to your favorites. In my family my first child was my favorite but when he started to fight me, disrespect me and answer back to me i change my preference. My 3rd son who is much sweeter, loveble,and respect me is my favorite now. So, where is this all leading to? FRUSTRATION. This is my advice. Stop whining. There is no such thing as an equal playing field. Life is like POKER in a way- we are all dealt different sets of cards. and it's really up to us to deal with the cards we're given. In LIFE, there will be some people who will like you and others not. That's a fact. Are you bothered by favoritism? Don't fret. GOD allowed you to have favorites and preferences. It's up to you if you allow other people to run over you, or you choose your own fate.
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 07
Hi cornchips, Actually there is nothing to be done with god, as he has laid out all the systems, monitoring and control. He has done his job. But we, we never finish up our job and always left it before finish up and having said as not well done. As success is satisfaction, so we better look for our level of satiation. Different people will desire different level for it. Ask our heart, it will straight away give the answer as our heart never lie to ourself. But our mind always contemplating our decision making. HAPPY DAPPY.
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• Philippines
18 Nov 07
Hi goodsign, my point here in what i written above is Playing Favorites. God has nothing to do with it. We have this preference that God gift to us. A choice of one thing more than another. Yeah, we better look for our level of capable of being. Our desire is another or different level. Ask our heart? Correct. Like bearhugs discussion LOVE should linger on in order to have equal treatment and favoritism is bad. thanks for the reply
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
Hi cornchips50! What you are saying does make sense. But I really would not like it if God will have favorites although it seems he does. But we all know that he is Just so I think that He may have favorites because of some of us are a lot obedient and sweeter to Him than others but I do believe that what He has for us is unconditional kind of love that is why he always welcome those lost sheeps of His and have the fattest calf on the table in welcoming back them again in His Loving Arms. Just my thoughts. Take care and have a nice day. :)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
hi faith you have a very well said discussion. True God's unconditional Love to those lost disobedient sheeps came to be his favorites to guide all the time.
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
17 Nov 07
No, God doesn't play favorites, he simply gives us all different gifts and talents. Like you said, we can't all be brain surgeons, someone has to pick up trash and fix sinks, ya know? Yeah, those jobs aren't glamorous, nor do they make as much money as a brain surgeon, but...if you look at it a different way...that trash man and that plumber...they may be one HELL of a parent who is going to raise a wonderful child to become something great...while that brain surgeon spends all his time saving people's lives that he doesn't have time to have a family. Just because the gifts God gives you don't make you a lot of money doesn't mean that he didn't hand pick that specific gifts especially for you!
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
hi mkirby624, Again, I don't want to spark a religeous debate here in my discussion based on what i wrote above, it would seem that God does have favorites.Preference is a gift. A choice of one thing more than another. Now, the question is, is that a bad thing? Another one answered in my discussion YES playing favoritism is bad. It is not healthy in one family, office,school, groups of people exercising and playing favoritism. Thanks for reply
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
17 Nov 07
God has no Favourites,because we are All his favourites. Everyone is equal in God's sight. We are unique because of our past experiences. Each person is on the Pathway to God, but in a different place on that Pathway. Everyone is Perfect in God's sight. Favouritism is a bad word in God's world.We are taught to love everyone equally, because we are All One.There is only one of us, thats why we are One with God! God does not play favourites, and neither should we. Each child is created Equal, each child should be treated equally. Favouritism creates inequalities, which creates unrest, which creats murder, bloodshed and war. Love everyone equally, love your neighbors, your friends, and your enemies. (we are all one) Love is All there Is! Blessed be!
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
hi barehugs! I could hardly hug you for a very wonderful discussion. So your saying LOVE should linger on in order to have equal treatment to everyone. So, where is this leading to? Sometimes as human beings we get frustrated when others play favoritism, especially if you're the only one who's at the bottom of the food chain. I get a lot of people coming up to me, whining and complaining about how their boss plays favoritism,i.e., their boss has pet employee who gets all the best treatment, the corner office, the best projects, the best perks. I remember my Division Chief was asked by my former Department Head " who is your favorite in your division" cause the Department Head name names of his favorites too. My Division Chief proudly responded and name her favorite. Really disgusting, Everyone was hurt. There are some people also complaining that certain companies "play favoritism" when it comes to suppliers, and that they can't seem to get a certain company's business because they have "preferred suppliers." Here's my message to all of you "there is no such thing as equal playing field." In life, there will be some people who will like you, and some people who will not like you. That's a fact. Thanks for reply