One would think that for human progress to have been more rapid, a sledge hammer rather than a quill would have been used.
Unless emotional garbage is released, it will continue to be contagious.
The mind set to turn a particular way is already bent.
The split in man is so dichotomous that his life is one mass of contradictions.
When advancing age stiffens the limbs and makes the mind less elastic, we will find the inner ear listening to what the heart stirs about.
To say it is mine to do and do it is to take the bull by the horns. And to say I will take responsibility for it is to tame the bull.
Where will the young generation turn if not to those who pride themselves that their advancing years have brought a degree of wisdom?
Who is going to teach when all about are denying that they are getting older, never mind wiser?
When one’s strength is honed and sharpened, it becomes a dependable strength.
The persuasive voice is well trained to manipulate. Today we call it selling.
One should not find his bed so comfortable that it is an effort to get out.
We are given license to steal from ourselves the only thing we have. Time.
5 responses to “Some Thoughts”
Excellent post! Valid on so many levels. I often wonder if it isn’t too late to attempt to wake up the youngsters and ask them to at least consider listening to the sources of wisdom that they will need going forward. They don’t know yet that time, precious time, is finite.
Suzanne, only when our example suggests that what we have found is worth seeking, will we convince others. Our example will reach where words do not. Thank you for commenting.
You are so right. I must remember to not “preach,” just “show.” Thanks for your correspondence…..always enlightening.
e mail from Bill H. . . We are not so far removed in human evolution from tribalism and altruism is frequently trumped by our selfish genes. Fortunately we are aided by the lives and wise counsel of those we admire. It is our duty as elders of the human tribe to pass these better ways on.