There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein.
The miraculous does not have to appear miraculous. Bridie.
Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgi
We are dependent. The more dependent we are, the more humane we become. Responsibility for our own actions strengthens as Nature takes its course, and interdependence takes on new forms. We are now beginning to worry about this planet, and can we still depend on it to feed us all? Methinks we should be worried!
‘We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.’
‘Progress is impossible without change,and those who cannot
change their minds cannot change anything.’
George Bernard Shaw.
Methinks he is right!
Placeholder. In time our co-operative action forms civilization.
‘We – mankind- stand at the center of an evolutionary crisis, with a new evolutionary device – our consciousness of the crisis – as our unique contribution.’
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed it’s the only thing that ever has”
The sense and experience of irretrievable loss, heightens the awareness of meaning.
‘Between grief and nothing I will take grief.’ William Faulkner.
The accuracy of any new cognitive constructs rely on their external expression
conforming to reasonable standards. Where factual knowledge is clear and recognizable
it creates a basis for mutual success.
Success which can be shared by philosophy, and science.
An apt portrayal of a cognitive construct that will be used forever.
Surviving is the price we pay to experience meaning.
‘Quotation brings to many one of the intensest joys of living’. Bernard Darwin. Courtesy of Google images.
We use true meaning to build and strengthen our present reality.
‘Sometimes it seems the only accomplishment my education ever bestowed on me, the ability to think in quotations.’ Margaret Drabble.
Operating responsibly allows an interdependent obligation.
‘Some men’s words I remember so well that I must often use them to express my thought. Yes, because I perceive we have heard the same truth, but they have heard it better.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The accuracy of any idea can only be shown by its duplication by another mind, however its construction changes.
Its validity will only be disseminated through its useful acceptance universally.
It in effect cannot be contained by any one person, that would be a nonsense.
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The consciousness of a general idea has a certain “unity of the ego” in it, which is identical when it passes from one mind to another. It is, therefore, quite analogous to a person, and indeed, a person is only a particular kind of general idea.Charles Sanders Peirce, “Man’s Glassy Essence” in The Monist, Vol. III, No. 1 (October 1892)