I want to live in the light

History, metaphorically, has been colored by the goodness of light. There is arguably a moral overtone in past events. (1) We would rather have a bright and sun-filled day than one infused with gloom and overcast. Many religious people believe that we will eventually be summoned into the light. (2) Why is luminescence so important to all of us? On a simple level, it gives energy to our earth and encourages growth — flourishing in all living things.  

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Let us go to the country

We take a short walk in an urban park and are quickly spirited away to another time and another place — an era, only imagined, that possesses a surfeit of flora and fauna. Nature in all her beauty beckons. There is something compelling about the bugs, the birds, and the bees — a sprig of grass and the rustling of trees. In the beginning, the natural environment was the park that mankind came to. This longing to be reconnected is deeply embedded in each of us.     

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We are all the same

Thomas Hardy, (1) famously, tells us that we are much more similar than we are different. (2) The acknowledgment of this fact has to be the only way in which we will achieve peace and harmony on Earth. However if I believe that human beings are kindred, I am also forced to question what kind of evil occurs inside of me. What would allow my actions of violence to co-exist alongside my desire for love? Yet this reality has been true throughout our history. 

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Thoughtfulness

Is it truly important to be a thoughtful person? This is a question that I often ask myself. We seemingly live in an era that has witnessed the overwhelming character of electronic media supplanting our necessity to think independently. And, as much as I may criticize this, people seem happy and contented. They chortle to themselves and giggle as they exchange texts and images on their phones. Is this such a bad thing? Perhaps not, but wait! 

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