Stay curious. Ask questions. Challenge authority. Learn new things. Assume that you could be wrong.
One of the things that I feel thankful for is that at an early age I received a bilingual education. In continued to learn new languages over time. While not proficient except in three, I can read reasonably well in several more.
If some people consider my logic occasionally warped or ‘off brand’ it is perhaps because I actively think in languages other than English.
Language is an expression of logic and a desire for action. But seldom does an idea translate neatly. That gives us perspective — not necessarily a correct perspective but a perspective, and perspective is what creates our differences. // This exists even within a single language … cultural literacy matters … which is why I educated my sons in Christian literature even though we are a mixed Unitarian-Buddhist home. (I used some Bob Jones University courses in history to homeschool my oldest son and it was an education for us both. BJU teaches a version of history that most Americans would be unfamiliar with).
Anyway, just some Friday morning thoughts. A friend just used French to express an idea … and my friend is not even a French speaker … yet the French phrase is so well known among many that it just seems appropriate.
My friend Phil Bunch wrote: Why is Black Friday like sex?
“Plaisir d’amour ne dure qu’un moment
Chagrin d’amour dure toute la vie”
The pleasure of love endures but for a moment,
but bad love endures forever.
Sometimes a logic leaps boundaries and … time for more coffee.