At the bottom of his farewell message in the POLITICS echo,
Sean Dennis included a tagline that I find very relevant in
today's world -
Be not simply good; be good for something. - Henry David Thoreau
Of course, one line does not make a man. Even if it is a tagline.
Henry David Thoreau is the author who is best known as having been
the author of "Walden", and "Civil Disobedience". He spent two years
and two months at Walden pond to find his own version of reality,
living in a one-room shack with no running water or electricity.
Visitors can visit the site, and find a marker with words from
his book "Walden" etched for all to read -
"I WENT TO THE WOODS BECAUSE
I WISHED TO LIVE DELIBERATELY
TO FRONT ONLY THE ESSENTIAL
FACTS OF LIFE.
AND SEE IF I COULD
NOT LEARN WHAT IT HAD TO TEACH
AND NOT, WHEN I CAME TO DIE.
DISCOVER THAT I HAD NOT LIVED."
What mattered to him is whether you live each moment fully
and deliberately. Thoreau found reality in the woods.
Of course, each person has his/her own version of reality.
Whatever that reality might be. Others never find it. Even
after a lifetime of trying and/or searching.
Perhaps what we should strive for is not reality, but
rather something beyond reality. As reality never is what
it seems to be ...
Coronovirus doesn't effect rats n snakes so most of u are safe.
* Origin: news://eljaco.se