As I have gotten older, life itself becomes less certain. Things appear that are now becoming more vivid and bright. Life itself begins to become much richer even though its imperfections become less hidden.
Ideas. Beliefs. Philosophies. Dogma. Insights. Blindness. Ego. Humility. Arrogance. Doubt. Certainty. Right. Wrong. Rumors. Gossip. Discussion. Judgments. Praise. Truth. Honesty. Sincerity. Falseness. Feedback. Lies. Misdirection. Motive…….
The list is endless. Having studied engineering and not humanities, I have become more of a student of this diversity present around us daily — later in my life than maybe someone who has deeply studied and contemplated these issues while studying the humanities (philosophy, history, or literature for example) at an earlier age.
Our pursuits can never be endless. They can only be expansive. We can only focus on what we can handle and are always limited by context, position, and our list of existing responsibilities.
What we choose to see, what we choose to learn about or from and adjust, who we are influenced by and what we choose to emphasize in great part determines our ultimate satisfaction and happiness together with (at times) our frustrations, disappointments, and obstacles given our current situation.
How and what we choose from and how we react to life’s stew together with who and what we engage with becomes the puzzle of our life that takes a lifetime to unfold.
The roads are many. The paths are endless. Life’s stew presents us with the endless challenges each of us face each day. The outcome we desire will be the judge of the path or road we have chosen to take. (The outcomes may be determined by ourselves or possibly others if we are in a position of leadership.)
Listen wisely. Reflect thoughtfully for there is almost always more than one way to get there.