Standing on the shoulders of these giants Bryan Vartabedian ( @Doctor_V ) and Greg Smith ( GregSmithMD ), I can see the relics of the past and the optimism of the future. The year is new. The resolutions are many. Time is always short. Life is filled. So the three words that hover around my mind’s eye are as follows:
1. Think. Rene Descartes famously said, “Cogito Ergo Sum,” (I think therefore I am) there is much meaning in those words. I have been parsing the word “Think” in my many previously digitized posts but never in full practice. So resolving that conflict, I believe to consider and by consider, one might as well say, to think through the possibilities, all points of view whether they hurt my innate psychology of desire or for that matter enhance the substance of my past experience, will be finding peace in the comforts of my soul.
2. Reason. C.S. Lewis once said, “An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.” and he may have his opinions based on his experiences, my thoughts are more in line with the Dalai Lama’s words, “The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis,” Reason, is the base upon which a society exists. Although C.S. Lewis might have invoked his reasoning based on the falsehoods of forced justifications and man’s attempt to justify his immodest action. Yet “Reason” stands out as the only logical expanse of human behavior where time has bestowed thought and comprehension into considering the affairs of man. So reason in my mind is the second pillar of what I consider an important trait of my future existence.
3. Inspire. Transcendence of any society is organized by those that inspire and lend shoulders of strength for others to stand on and view the future. Inspiring the youth and others to create a better future for us all is a motivation that needs no justification. I find that encouraging others is in itself a virtuous cause. One can only inspire through positivism based on reasonable thinking. The future will unfold as you dream it. So let us all aspire (me especially) to inspire the good to unfold our dreams.
2014 will be a better year.