Education – whether formally given or self-taught – is necessary, but not sufficient to the expression of balanced wisdom.
Monthly Archives: February 2010
If you were able to take snapshot of every aspect of your life – your work, personal situation, home, family, friends, finances and your sense of self – and look at them like flashcards, what words would you use to describe them? Some aspects of your life may appear more promising than others, but no matter what the factors are, you can always stand to improve your outlook and consequently your approach to handling your life.
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” Continue reading
Man’s conquest of the natural world has not always been achieved through gracious and entreating means. I imagine that in times of dire necessity (such as the early pioneering days or in times of war) shortcuts are perceived as being optimal versus an approach based on compassionate leadership, but in times of plenty, can these types of methods be justified? Continue reading
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “A man is related to all nature.” Whether you look out over a beautiful scene or zoom in to enjoy the industriousness of a soldier ant, it is hard not to appreciate and relate … Continue reading
If you care about something, you take care of it. You go out of your way to see that it receives the necessary attention to not only survive, but prosper…If you care about the future, please return everything in better condition than you found it. Continue reading
Whatever your core beliefs, your life will tend to take shape according to their outline. The envelope of possiblity for your life is established by your convictions. You can’t think you’re way into a great life, but your fundamental beliefs do provide the platform upon which your character is built of from which your life expression proceeds. Never underestimate the value of a solid foundation. Continue reading
Thank you, my friends, for your thoughtful comments and active consideration today. As Homer once said, “There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” Rest well- Gregg