When the wisdom of the present is blinded by its own arrogant magnificence, only the reckless belligerence of youth is capable of saving us of from ourselves. Had this not been an integral part of human evolution, life as we know it would never have been possible, would never change. . . would never get better.
Only through imitation do we develop toward originality. – John Steinbeck – American author (1902-1968)
Though underestimated by some, Prince Charles will undoubtedly be a good King. As a painter he has learned that the process, the concept of ever-learning, holds more riches than the becoming or the being.
War requires military intelligence. Peace, an intelligent military
When we see danger in everybody and everything, we instill fear in children. That, in turn, erodes their innate daring, curiosity and all manner of creative potential.
Through subterfuge, Reality TV has taught us to focus on our inner loser – not on our innate capacity to strive and do. It has taught us to emote rather than think, and to berate and belittle our need to rise above, despite obstacles. But mostly, it discourages us from living a reality which dares us to reach beyond being the best we can be.
Children do not need us to solve all of their problems or over-protect them in times of difficulty. They need us in the background – being watchful, supportive and encouraging. They need to feel that they are allowed to be curious and daring – to feel that we will not catch them at every fall but catch them when the fall is too great.
It is so much easier to paint a wall than try your hand at creating a masterpiece. The former, critics ignore. The latter, they attack.
I would rather fail than wonder “what if”. . . Sometimes, trying is the only proof that we are truly, deliciously alive. – 99
Life is neither incredibly wonderful nor incredibly horrible. More often than not, it is simply horribly and wonderfully incredible.