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Life is Like a Cave

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Plato had it about right and was well ahead of his time, trying to explain why we all fall so far short of our potential – and short of our ability to enjoy the full fruits of life. Allegory of the cave – Wikipedia The allegory of the cave, or Plato’s Cave, is an allegory presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his […]

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Self Driving People

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The development and production of Self-Driving cars became all the rage at the beginning of the 21st Century.   Tesla was early out of the gate, and “autonomous trucks” soon followed: https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a30196644/self-driving-truck-cross-country/    The stakes are extremely high.   [However, one has to wonder: Whatever became of railroads – where whole bunches of unmanned “cars” and “trucks” are […]

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Boxing Ourselves In

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  At this very moment, I am watching my water sprinkler soaking parts of my driveway, sidewalk and the front street, along with my parched lawn.  However, I consider this wasteful practice a major STEP UP in my ability to navigate the vicissitudes of life! Here’s why: I have always fretted about WASTE.  I don’t […]

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Nobility of Small Things

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All of us would become much more broadly, deeply and enthusiastically engaged in life if only we had more NOBLE enterprises to pursue.  Mundane things like “chores” and “homework” and everyday maintenance flotsam and jetsam don’t really “light our fire” … they’re not really benchmark engagements for which we’ll get any credit or reward or […]

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Character

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Our “Character” is the main currency we carry for successful navigation in the universe … with underscored attributes of trustworthiness, accountability, and all the rest.  Recent events lead one to wonder how much our “Character” is hard-wired and how much of it is malleable … and with how much effort?  The recent flare-ups over past […]

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