“It is not just words, but it is the LIVING PRESENCE of those words.” Susan Sontag said; “words are our arrows that are stuck in the rough hide of REALITY, and we are the bow.” We all must live by our actions, those arrows, they are THE MEASURE OF YOUR LIFE. We must live by our actions our deeds. Words are only words until they are performed or accomplished.
We tend to seek out like-minded individuals, our own “tribe,” pursuing a process that has been accepted for years. We can only grow when we are challenged by another’s ideas and are willing to nimbly change direction. Only then can a MEASURE OF ONE’S LIFE be obvious. Rather than sticking with a “tribal” proven COGNITIVE BIAS, we have to IMPROVE upon what has always been done.
“FACTS THAT WE ACQUIRE WILL NEVER REPLACE EDUCATION,” said Sontag. Not working with others one becomes an INDIVIDUAL. INDIVIDUALITY, itself is more of a synonym for SELFISHNESS. There is no value in the cultivation of the SELF. There has to be a regard for OTHERS to have A MEASURE OF YOUR LIFE.
Saying things, following the well worn path of your “TRIBAL” friends will not eventually show THE MEASURE OF YOUR LIFE. Time passes by quickly, you may feel you’re in the JUNE of your life, but in reality you may be in the SEPTEMBER of your life. NOW is the time to make a difference. Work with others to improve “THE PROCESS.”
WORDS ALONE WILL NEVER BE A MEASURE OF YOUR LIFE, THE ACCURATELY DEPARTED ARROW WILL ALWAYS BE THE MEASURE OF YOUR LIFE.
Categories: PERSPECTIVES Philosophical Perspective
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
I strive to launch many arrows. With every breath, I launch an arrow. A new intention with each launch. My tribal experience, helps me to lay my focus on a wise target. I breath out, and the arrow and breath are gone, but may the target feel the love I wish to be realized.
Excellent food for thought….thank you for always helping me to think about things in a different way. 💜