This quote is refreshing, given the predominance of such lousy attitudes today about what this nation is about and how it came about. From the origins of the colonial experience, persecuted people, such as my ancestors, came here only to find out that puritanical people who believed they knew what Christ was all about – many like them today in the evangelical catholic, Baptist and other Protestants, act the same way, chomping at the bit to destroy human rights which make people happy when they are able to live in liberty and justice for all. Human rights are important, whether it’s rights to identify who we are from a young age with regard to sexual identity, to reproductive rights of women, to rights due to indigenous folks and those of different colors of skin, whether from Asia, Latin America, or Africa. Instead of just looking for something to relate to younger people, how about recognizing the wisdom of age and listen to some of us. My parents, one white color and one blue color, were very intelligent people who encouraged me to THINK, as did Thomas J. Watson with his employees at IBM.
Become whole-brained, not lain-brained, left-brained (analytical), right-brained (creative) – striving for that. The human brain has so many brain cells that so many Americans don’t know how to utilize because they prefer to be lazy and let Fox News or some other idiotic people tell them what to believe and then go along with the crowd.
I must have gotten my intelligence from my parents. When I was going through a time of therapy, the therapists all said I should consider joining MENSA, due to my intelligence. Or that I was able to think outside the box for solutions.
Lilly Tomlin played a character in a movie and the character had a great deal of insight. I wish to share that insight with one line which came from that character. “I am not interested in attempting to determine the meaning of life; I am more determined to figure out the mysteries of life. Along this line, an author has said, “seek wisdom, not certainty.”
How about adapting such mantras? How about if the rest of America learns from these models and are able to provide liberty for the soul? 🧐😎😍