Wednesday, March 25, 2009

As The World Turns

“When you look back on your life 30 years from now you won’t believe how different it is from what you expected.”

I've recently found myself making the above statement to young people now and then. Young people have ideals, which is good. But many of those ideals have been absorbed uncritically from the culture around them and they have not been tested in the fires of life. A picture was formed in their minds as to how life was going to be but upon exiting adolescence and entering adulthood, the lighting shifts. As years go by the lighting shifts still further. By mid-life the picture may not look the same at all.

Sooner or later every one of us hits a wall and everything we have believed is shaken. Through this testing we discover what we really believe at our core. How we respond to these tests reveals who we are, and helps us reset our personal foundations.

One of the biggest challenges we face in life is change. Not only do we ourselves change over time, the world we live in is changing. At an ever accelerating rate as shown in this YouTube video that a friend of mine emailed to me this a.m. What will the implications be?
On this subject much more can be said, but I need to run a catch a plane! Be sure to watch this vid so we can talk about it later.

EDNOTE: There are no words in the soundtrack, so you won't miss anything if you watch it in the office with the sound off... or with your own favorite piece of music playing, whether Miles or Dylan or Ludwig Van.

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