I've had a theme of late during my Sunday philosophical/ religious discussions about how important it is during life to have things that are rock solid, that never change, and that will always be there for us to fall back on when all else fails. Things we can fall back on as we follow our whims and wishes, and realize we are uncomfortable and want a shoulder to lean on.
Religion is one thing that never changes. Jesus never changes. Our political affiliations are another thing that must never change. When you are a conservative, and hear a position that stresses you out, you feel comfortable talking to other conservatives. The same for libertarian or liberal or peanut butter ferry lovers. It's always comforting to know there is someone you know you can relate to to talk to.
If these things change, then you are left out in the cold. And it's for this reason it's so important for some things in this world to never change. Along with religion and politics, another such a thing that must stay solid is the family. You go through life, and you walk different paths, and no matter what happens, regardless of whether you make good decisions or ones you regret, your family is always there with a shoulder and an understanding heart.
A family doesn't have to be from the same mother, or father, all it has to be is people from the same breed, people of the same beliefs. Another example of a family is a club. I am a member of the Knights of Columbus. Even while many of us have different political views and we all come from different occupations, we all have the same principles in common. It's neat that even the farmer can relate to the respiratory therapist can relate to the doctor can relate to the unemployed and disabled middle aged man. We all have family in common; a family with rock solid principles that will never, must never change.
I find it neat that as I go through life, I know that there is always someone I can talk to about any issue that concerns me, be it one of my friends, family members, or the Knights. I think this is essential as we make our way through life.