Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Turmoil in a Teapot

Wow . . . I am not in control of my thoughts. I spent yesterday dealing with ignorance and egos resulting in me spending many hours trying, unsuccessfully, to help enlighten and triple checking things I already new to be true. In the end, it was a case of ignorance and egos making a mountain out of a mole hill. What I learned from the experience is that while education can cure ignorance, egos can cloud the learning process.

We are all human, susceptible to the human conditions. Denying that is to reject a vast part of our life on this earth. If we are to live life to its fullest, denial constrains our goals. I am okay with my feelings: stress from unsuccessful educational attempts, sadness of the "me first" perspective of those around me, entertained by the human dynamics people use in their attempt to manipulate the actions of others, and regretful to see people, however ignorant, pained by imagined ghosts.

What bothers me most is the lack of conclusion. Without resolving this, it enables the issue to be brought up in the future without the clarity of currency. Partial ignorance is a mighty weapon against the love of our fellow person. Each person arms themselves with the personal perspective and conclusions they drew from the experience. This in turn becomes the ammunition for animosity and division.

In the end, I can only chat today's mantra: "I cannot make them live my life. They must live their own."

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thoughts to ponder

Why save for a rainy day when the sunny days are belittled to the task of looking to the possible future failures? Why give up good memories just to have the chance of a memory at some future date?

Not that I think we should blow all our gains when we get them. I wonder what percentage is a good percentage savings for a future failure?