Rev. Jimmie Scott
This week on the road ahead, I choose to share with you one of my favorite epigrams from the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus;
“Expect the unexpected or you won’t find it.”
Unpredictability is one of many constants in life, yet humanity is rarely comfortable with it.
Interestingly, expectations can fuel the imagination to take off into so many different directions that it can lend an aura of excitement to the most mundane experience.
On the other hand, in order for that excitement to be optimized an individual has to let go of some assumptions. Letting go of assumptions is not easy when we are unaccustomed to thinking for ourselves.
There is a legend that Thomas Edison had a test he used to measure prospective employees. He would invite a candidate to lunch and serve a bowl of soup. He would then watch to see if the person put salt in it before tasting it. If the person put salt in it before tasting it the person was not hired. Mindless habits are a poor foundation for building a firm foundation for anything.
The road is long my friend!
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