Monday, January 02, 2017

On embracing our broken world

"If there was nothing wrong in the world, there wouldn't be anything for us to do."
George Bernard Shaw
It's easy to absorb the headlines and assume the world is an awful place. It's just as easy to conclude we're powerless to change our individual or collective reality. Words like these remind me - and hopefully you - that this need not be the case.

Just like we need darkness to appreciate light, and failure to know what success feels like, a perfect world wouldn't offer up any opportunities to advance the state-of-the-art, or learn anything along the way.

Into the darkness. Eyes wide open. Who's with me?

2 comments:

Cathryn Bunn said...

I'm in.
While I'm at it, I want to thank you for your posts, especially the ones of late. They have really made an impression and given me food for thought.

Common Household Mom said...

I'm planning to be vigilant this year. But want to balance that with joy and laughter.