Searching for the truth like buried treasure since 1985
At the foundation of humanity there lies a simple, universal truth. It is something that we can all agree on unanimously, regardless of how disagreeable we have become. The common thread that humanity shares is this: WE ALL WOKE UP HERE, AS IF FROM A DREAM. Some of us woke up sooner than others, and some are surely yet to awaken here. However, the time of our awakening doesn’t change the fact that we are all sharing the same fundamental experience at the core of our existence.
How often do we take time to consider this notion in our interactions with each other? How often does the wealthy aristocrat look at the beggar and say, “He is having the same experience I am, just with a different set of initial conditions.”? Instead of relying on this simple truth as a basis for our interactions, we turn to preconceived notions involving our cultural identity, physical observations, and status within a given society.
All of the things that make up our identity stem from the reaction that takes place between our sudden awakening and the environment we wake up in. There are certain physical and biological conditions that we inherit, and these conditions shape the way we may choose to respond to our environment. The physical and biological properties of our nature, coupled with our geography and time of awakening, make up the initial conditions of each individual.
I feel obliged to challenge anyone reading this to reacquaint themselves with our shared experience. When you see someone, understand that they woke up here just like you; and they are doing the best they can with the initial conditions they inherited. Build your relationships on this principle. Use it to empower yourself to speak with confidence to anyone you encounter; understanding that they should neither be put on a pedestal or lowered below yourself. WE ALL WOKE UP HERE, AS IF FROM A DREAM.
And so begins my blogging adventure. Like a pioneer in uncharted lands, I cling to the written word and the Flip Ultra HD camera as my primary tools for settling my little piece of web space. I needn’t work the land; but rather work the “digital soil”…the virtual frontier, if you will.
Do I always write in complete sentences? NO. I enjoy using semi colons, 3 dots, and multiple hyphens to accentuate pauses and beats.