Let’s combine believable optimism with rational thought and recognize many things are getting better even though we may still have a lot further to go.
Does this mean everyone is living above poverty and without discrimination? Of course not. Are we at risk for another world war? Not likely, but no one ever knows. Don’t live in fear. Flying commercial airplanes into buildings was a new wrinkle on urban warfare. We shouldn’t pattern our whole lives on that event alone. At least we don’t have our children going through bombing drills like duck & cover.
At any moment we might witness another amazing invention or labor-saving device which launches a new business opportunity and increasing employment. They’ve happened so frequently since the 1960′s we have become conditioned to expect the next paradigm shift.
So let’s not get too caught up in the world has gone down the spout and make preparations for the end of the world as we know it. Be present in the moment, enjoy things as they are. I’m not suggesting you become insular or ignorant, just moving forward with an idea or set of goals in mind. Understand there will be obstacles but pick up what you can here and there and choose to be positive.
Strive to not be of success,
but rather to be of value.
– Albert Einstein
It’s only a movie but there’s wisdom contained in just this simple exchange of dialogue.
Excerpt from the movie; Outlaw Josey Wales
“I’m saying people can live together without butchering one another.”
“Governments don’t live together, people live together. With governments you don’t always get a fair word or a fair fight.”
“It’s sad that governments are chiefed by the double-tongues.”
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