I would like to take a look at the 5th book of Moses, Deuteronomy, specifically in chapter 30 to see how I, as a citizen of my country and active member of my community, can have a positive impact on the future. We live during an age when everyone wants to live for himself or herself. Children are being taught that it is all about you. Reality is not even real, it is just how you perceive it, in fact, you can make your own reality the way that you want it and you do not have to worry about harming people around you because you are the center of your own little world. The world is getting smaller and smaller because of the internet and mass communication yet we are becoming more and more isolated, retracting into ourselves and becoming more and more egotistical and yet at the same time, more and more depressed. Egoism and satisfaction are enemies. You may have momentary gratification by living a self centered life but you will never truly be satisfied. God, as He forms the nation of Israel, gives us a plan for positively impacting the future of your nation. As we open Deuteronomy 30, we will see this plan.