Our gratitude is often misplaced by attributing higher values to money and things, to position and power, and high-minded pursuits of intellect or superiority. Coincidentally, 'awesome' is one of those overworked abused words in language.
From a cellular to a community level, awesome is a descriptor that applies to us all in absolute terms, all we create and all of nature which surrounds us.
When you stop to think, almost everything we brush by every day is awe-inspiringly. Air, sky, the curb, this house, that hedge, this person and everyone else - we take all for granted as if they are ordinary and routine. They are, but their complexity and simplicity are also magical on a scale we easily ignore.
Still, the man who puts our trash onboard his truck is a magical child of birth like all of us. So too, captains of industry whose egos often match their prodigious net-worth. They are no more magical than any of us. And no less either. They are as magnificent as any plant or insect or elephant or orbiting planet.
My point is not to say we are all equal or equivalent, because we so nearly alike, but to remind us that anyone or anything we look down on as lesser than us simply isn't. When we take that attitude we don't fix anything or make anything - we simply fixate our derision without warrant, without purpose, and without creating value of any kind.
Jill Shargaa has a take worth appreciationby all of us. If you’ve heard it before, you’ll smile and laugh again – and if not, you’ll think it is awesome.
Mark Kolke, Realtor, MaxWell South Star Realty
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