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I laugh every time I watch this
This was written by my son. It is very profound and I believe worthy of publishing on my website for you to read.
Just a Thought
By Jon Jodvalkis
A thought or two…In the last century, the greatest progress came along because of a changing of the guard in the way of thinking within traditional circles. In past times of stagnation, the concept of tradition and stability i.e. it is done this way, thought this way, etc, because it has always been done this way was the prevalent way, and like standing in a hole, the horizon became safe but limited. In time of great progress this way of thinking was/is abandoned and the horizon of thinking becomes like standing on top of Mount Everest on a clear day. This was not without its risks, because there is so far and easy to fall, and at the top, a single mistake can cause an avalanche. At the moment, in terms of sociological growth with the acceptance of being ruled with little or no say in what the laws may be, not truly standing up for what is right and letting others make up our minds for us (for example by the media, government, big business), we are steadily climbing down the mountain and allowing our horizon to be shrunken and taken away from us. In history, ancient greek society, the renaissance, and the american revolution are just some examples of times of limitless horizons we had. The dark ages, the crusades, the english law crackdown of the 18th century are examples of the negative. At the moment, we stand on the cusp of going into a “dark age” or re-starting our climb. The simple fact is, if we are not brave, the horizon will once again become limited to the shores of others minds. As it is becoming now…
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man” – George Bernard Shaw.