Life Understood Backwards…

“It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards.”  Søren Kierkegaard Søren Kierkegaard’s quote “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards,” reminds me of the intricacies of navigating a timeline that pushes us in…

The Tipping Point

Over a century ago, Frederick Douglass, American social reformer, orator, writer, statesman and one-time slave, clearly outlined the consequences of inequality. “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons…

Thunderstorms

Genius can be unsettling, even intimidating.   Perhaps that’s what we need to feel every so often… “Geniuses are like thunderstorms.  They go against the wind, terrify people, cleanse the air.” Soren Aabye Kierkegaard