Interested how to discern if a Community population whirling trajectory will spiral up or down?
The Chicago Tribune headline today read, Illinois loses population for 6th year in a row – and it lost more residents than any State this decade.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient wisdom analogy of “blowing in the wind” described by King Solomon to explain the reasons for the Illinois exodus.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. (Proverb 13:12)
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing. (Proverb 10:28)
“She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.” (Proverb 3:18)
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.” (Proverb 11:30)
What’s My Point?
News pundits will expound a host of reasons why Illinois is losing population. For example, taxes, debt, jobs, crime, violence, government leadership, wise or foolish voters, reduced legal or illegal immigration, etc. etc.
While all above may contribute to the spiral whirlwind vortex exodus downward, the main reason is related to observations made 3000 years ago by King Slalom proverbs, in my opinion.
History has recorded the rise and fall of numerous once vibrant communiites who prospered and grew, boomed and bust, or even became ghost towns because of various reasons.
Some reasons economic, some reasons cultural in the sense that the people lost hope and stopped having children, the tree of life in every community. Without children to motivate families to grow, the community’s whirlwind in a downward spiral of population at a faster and faster rate same as what you will see if you spin a coin on a coin spiral vortex whirling machine or apparatus or vortex.
My point is to focus on what in my opinion has been the main reason why Illinois will in time, in spite of its central location in the Nation, continue to diminish over time. People will work in Chicago but choose not to live in Chicago or plant their trees of life, families.
In other words, family neighborhoods will not bloom or flourish family trees of life again in Chicago or certain areas in Illinois.
The core reason, as evidenced now, are the continued news of local parish churches and schools that taught family and religious values to residents have wilted away instead of continuing to flourish. Flourish with trees of life nourished by community wisdom, love, and hope that bind families and righteous behavior into thriving neighborhoods and communiites.
In My Opinion
One of the main reasons why people in time choose to remain in neighborhoods hope to grow their trees of life in communities is because of school choice. Chicago and Illinois was at one time a city of vibrant churches and private religious schools which united communites with various religious cultures.
Private religious schools have become too costly for the average USA family to choose or afford to send children because if families cannot afford to pay tuition to both public and private schools.
When the religious schools close down, families who can afford to, will choose to move to better school districts.
School funding though is not the main reason. The main reason is the cultural exodus of teaching religious values which center on growing trees of life that are, and always will be the ultimate source of joy for every family.
That is if the family understands the basics messages of religious values which is wisdom and love.
King Solomon observed that understanding and knowledge lead to wisdom. Wisdom is understanding what brings lasting joy in life rather than fleeting pleasures fueled by vanity and blowing in the wind seeking treasures.
Family is the ultimate and lasting joy in life for parents, grandparents, children, and community. However, too many people are not taught and nourished religious values that instill and promote wisdom and love as taught in the Bible and other religious cultures.
Without wisdom and love, hope will diminish in time to grow family trees of life that produce joys and sorrows of life for families nourished by blessings of life from their Creator.
Read previus posts about School Vouchers. In a previous post I explained how to identify which neighborhoods real estate values will increase in population and value over time.
Will Illinois population reverse trajectory upward or continue to in a downward motion to exit in the bottom exit hole located in the bottom of a spiral vortex since the beginning of time?
Will the current government choices of expanding gambling and recreational marijuana server to attract more hope in families to choose to grow their trees of life?
And when the children move out of Illinois, will family-oriented parents and grandparents follow their trees of life in time?
Will crime rates be higher in communiites that have less churches and religious values being ought to the children and families?
Will school vouchers reverse the trajectory of the whirling vortex that is the core reason for the wilting trees of life in Illinois, in my opinion?
Will perhaps a new decade beginning this year along with wisdom and love from government and voters reverse the downward twirl “blowing in the wind in Illinois?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Tree of Life
King Solomon – Tree of Life