SAVE OR FIX THE WORLD
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Whether we know it or not, we are tiny, insignificant in the grand scheme of the world.
Among us, sometimes there is a Mozart or an Edison, a Cervantes or a Michelangelo – not because we lack their talents, but because we weren’t in the right place at the right time.
Sure, it helps if you can paint, sculpt, write or compose music.
But what about you?
What about me?
What are our unique talents?
What do we bring to the world that nobody else can, that nobody ever has, the thing everyone is waiting for?
It might be inventing the newest ‘never needs a plumber toilet,’ or some disease cure – or might be solving world peace. There are many creative things – unnecessary things we can make, solve, invent, or compose – those are nice things to do, but do they make life better for anyone or improve the human condition?
Which is more important than all of that?
How about saving a life by not killing anyone?
I know, that would mean dissolving the armies and weapon arsenals of the world and gathering up all the guns.
Or how about figuring out how to save the planet by driving that old car a few years longer rather than sending it to the junk heap and buying another?
How about building more energy-efficient buildings, so we aren’t sending all that energy and its byproducts up a chimney?
Or out a tailpipe?
Good (cold and blistery) morning to you, Mark. Your musing this morning, appreciated, even though scary! My brother-in-law. Larry Hamilton, died on February 9th. He enjoyed and often commented on your news emails. Letting you know so you can remove him from your subscriber list, SF, Lethbridge, AB