Your feet touch the floor of a building
And that building touches the sky
The sky touches the atmosphere
And the space between the stars
And more spaces,
And maybe there is another person
In one of those places
Millions of years or light years away
Their feet, if they have feet
Touching the ground,
If they have a ground to stand on
If they have an understanding
Of the universe
As we think we understand it.
Maybe they think alien thoughts
Of the unbroken chain
The unbroken series of events
Maybe this person spares a thought for you
And wonders in an alien way
What you might be like.
Photo by Rod Waddington
The amount of information we are exposed to continues to increase
But the amount of meaning we can make from this information
Hasn’t necessarily increased along with it.
You could say that
As time goes on
When it comes to The Human Condition
(…or ‘Man’s Search For Meaning’)
That the signal to noise ratio is in decline.
If everything had a beginning
Then it must have an end.
But if it never began
Then how can it end?
Photo by Hubble Heritage
Today, and every day
A person will die
Without a home
And without love.
Hungry, lonely and cold
In a world full of people,
And uneaten food.
Photo by The Nick Page
(…if we discount the idea of talent)
Patience is how you develop skill
…you improve by ‘sticking at’ something.
So, to better acquire skill, practice patience.
Thus: patience is a ‘metaskill’.
Photo by Instant Vantage
You buy (…most of) your things with your money
You buy your money with your time
Put another way
You buy your money with your life.
So, it could be worth considering what you buy with your money
Since you really bought it with your life…
Photo by nestor.ferraro