• Existential

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    Humans arrived here a moment ago. “Here” is a clay pot. The job of the pot is to hold water. This fact exist simply because the pot of water exist.

    The job of humans is to create a spoon to access contents, and a lid to protect the contents. This is true simply because humans have the capacity, the consciousness and the technology, to do it. But the humans were not careful, and they cracked the pot. Now the water is leaking out. Still humans have a choice to do what they came to do.

    The choice people have… it is not a demand. It is a request. The request is apparent simply because that is the choice at hand. We also choose to see an individual choice or a community choice. However, there is more than one person here using the clay pot. Therefore, it is a community choice.

    Now what do we do? One person wants to fix the pot and one person wants to kick the pot. Actually, the initial question has not changed because the pot and the person are the same thing. Also, the choice has not changed.

    Is it our job to make this choice a community request or a community demand? To answer this question, again we remove all elements but the most basic. If the actions taken by a person are not predetermined as good or bad, then there exist a choice to go left or right. Perhaps in one direction we believe experience will be less joy. In the other direction, more joy.

    Now what do we do? Simple, if more joy is desired, and certainly that is at hand, then the choice is to turn in that direction. Because humans are equipped to make a spoon and a lid, and to fix the leak spilling joy, then that is the choice at hand.

  • i Am Homo Sapien

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    Here is the short list of what it means to be Homo Sapiens Sapiens.

    1. As conscious and self-directed, my actions are responsible choices.
    2. I use my triune brain to evolve internally as a person, accentuating the forebrain.
    3. I use our social consciousness as an external intelligence to evolve socially.
    4. My intention is to use beauty and sustainability as opportunity to explore creatively.
    5. My positive input on iamsapien optimizes me as an activated person using principles 1 – 4.      

  • Crowdsource Cake

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    Easy as pie. A piece of cake.

    Empowering people for change is this simple process… just follow a recipe and get the desired results. Happiness.

    Crowdsourcing is the process. As a full process, it is a layer cake. Each layer is a crowdsourced outcome. Each layer is a foundation for what comes next.

    The icing on this cake is the final outcome: a functional planet, a beautiful life, and empowerment that will evolve with the times.

    The projects we collectively decided to support are what bring us to an outcome of function and fun. Working together is a powerful and fun way of being.

    Most projects use limited crowdsourcing. These are projects performed by governments, institutions, industries, services and events. They limit public participation by incorporating only one or two layers of the crowdsource cake. Usually they want your labor or your money, but not much else.

    Happiness is what works

    iAmSapien incorporates all aspects of the crowdsource cake. We use your collective wisdom to say what is a great job, who is doing a great job and how collectively support gets the job done. Positive and proactive always. Effective crowdsourcing is positive and proactive.

     

     

    The process, in top-down order…

    The icing is the happiness experienced when life just flows because people understand and create the flow of life.

    The top layer is the project supported to completion. We collectively do what we say we will do because we have agreed it is in our best interests.

    How was this project formulated into a process? From those who gave input, the collective voted on the best people and process.

    What is the project people should be working on? This is the project that makes the most sense. Because members link together the best information, the best summary of knowledge can be voted on. The best linked wisdom is the project. Everyone is invited to vote for what is the brightest tomorrow we can act on today.

    Where do we get the knowledge for the design of wise projects? From the collective energy, the synergy of modern society. It is crowdsourced. People use experience, read books, take classes, and use technology to access global knowledge. Thousands or millions of people input the base knowledge that declares what life is all about. Because all this knowledge is continuously improved and voted on, you easily have the best to choose from.

    How can people be best empowered with the best process? What creates the best “World Brain” as H.G. Wells called it? Again, we ask the collective wisdom. Members put their ideas on the Improve Matrix and vote on them. Then the programmers can choose from the best to implement on the site. Also, members are invited to find the synergy between web platforms built to empower society. Together, these platforms are exponentially more effective.

    Ultimately, the phenomena of crowdsourcing is in your hands. How is it that the power of crowdsourcing platforms can be yours? And again, the power of outsourcing is crowdsourcing. iAs is both open source and franchised. Other’s will duplicate the site and with their own slant, competing for your votes with other sister sites. You choose who is doing the best job. The others have opportunity to employ the open source code. Everyone wins. Being positive and proactive is what wins.

    Everyone Wins

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Spring has Sprung

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    Spring is here, and Spring is the time of iAmSapien. The Beta site is operational. All are invited to get on a Matrix and say how to create change as positive, as community, as you.

    A beautiful Sunday in Spokane Washington. I spent Saturday weeding a portion of my garden and harvesting the early herbs. The garlic I neglected last year came back, already ten inches tall.

    Today is spent at the local coffee shop preparing for humanity’s springtime. I’m seeking new ways to promote the site. Email, social media, television, celebrities… whatever means to reach the public and tell them we are still growing as a society. How do we tell people there are options for our  amazing race of intelligent people? How do we appeal to people to create their own path to a brighter future?

    Maybe we need a headline statement, something that says it all in a one-liner. How do we tell people in a few words that a sustainable life is important, that a happy life is worth risking for, that the basis of intelligence is simply courage, that responsibility is community being proactive, that our ability to make these choices is what life is all about? How do we tell people that technology has brought us the power of crowdsourcing, a systematic approach to accessing synergistic intelligence? How do we tell people that imminent consequences to our behaviors can be changed by simply changing our behaviors? How do we say in a few words that the evolution of the individual, and of society, is a most exciting adventure?

    This is my project for today, a few words that say it all and capture the imagination of the world. After a winter of being self-centered, Spring is arriving for society. It is time people awaken to collective responsibility.
    If you know the few words that say it all, click on “Add New Answer” on the Improve Matrix at:

    https://beta.iamsapien.com/answer-matrix/referenceId/25/p/1

  • Need Exist

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    Our society, by an large, acts as if need does not exist. But let’s step back and take a look at what we are doing with the planet. Society sees the planet as if we have unlimited everything, and satisfying unlimited want. All the oceans, all the arable land, all of the wild habitats, and possibly even all of the sky and the near space around the planet are being exploited as if unlimited. People feel free to maximize their wants and satisfy all their needs.  If a breaking point exists, each day we see if we can push this point a little further into the future. With great faith we believe need does not exist. Such is the magic expected of our industrial and technological revolutions and exponential growth.

    Is it real… our idea that need does not exist? Maybe technology will rush to fulfill every desire. If we step back even further maybe there is an answer in the context of the larger picture.

    Purely physical and Newtonian, any logical person knows we will use up most of the resources and kill most of the life on the planet. Need will indeed exist. We will need ways of creating resources and ways of restoring balance to the biosphere. Only the dead will experience any lack of need.

    Purely metaphysical, any “idiot” knows we have no real need. Mentally and emotionally we each decide every moment how to experience perception. We can want something, or not. We can be satisfied, or not. Even hunger, pain and death can be accepted as merely passing perceptions. These are illusions we conjure to demonstrate an existence that never really existed in the first place.

    Science seems to share the insanity. The perceptual world does not match the mathematical world. Our perceptions are here for our sense of survival and not our sense of reality. That being so, need does not exist as a measurable thing. Humanity was right all along.

    Now the choice it up to you. Does need exist? Look at it this way: Because you are an individual and because you live a complex life full of mystery, you get to choose. From the depths of your being, you get to choose. The real question then, the real need, is for you to choose how deep and how vast will you make your choice? The meaning this has is to you as an individual, and who you want to be. So, who do you want to be?

  • We Are The 2%

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    Who are the responsible people making life happen? College professors? Scientists? Moms? The guys operating heavy machinery? We all do our part. The people operating large industries, massive operations with complex communications and management, these people are principal in getting bread to the table and turning on the lights. The 1% wealthiest and most powerful people are doing 99% of what it takes to make life work. The rest do our part preparing society to receive manufactured goods.

    There exists a caveat. This is in regard to what it takes to make life work. If life is all about satisfying immediate needs then the system is working great. Now, what if the game of immediate satisfaction is not your game? What if you are playing the long term game? What if you are creating a world for your grandchildren, a world blessed with abundance, beauty and joy? Now what do you do?

    What you do is join the 1% that live for a brighter tomorrow. You join minds with those fulfilling long term needs. You link with them on iAmSapien to wrestle with our vast knowledge until actions come forth demonstrating wisdom. This is the 1% difference.

    What is the 2% difference as the title above suggests? The powerful 1% are not waiting for protest marches, news reporters, or legal attacks. They are waiting for 1% to lead a plan of action. The powerful 1% are busy just keeping us alive. Reorganizing our thinking and our behaviors, that is our job.

    We, the 1% activated, will organize the best method to make life happen. Money will shift direction. Then the politics will shift direction. Then the news media will shift direction.  The reality is, the powerful 1% is the sail, the 98% is the wind, and the 1% who choose to come together as activated, to create a brighter tomorrow, we are the rudder. That is how we get our lives, and the world, to shift direction.

  • The Paradigm Shift

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    We begin with a system in place for a hundred years. We train students to take a test. Having succeeded at tests, the passing score entitles the person to official routes using any means possible to attain income. This continues until caught as being wasteful, or until being overwhelmed by another doing it bigger. It is a Darwinian system.

    In the new paradigm, we train students to move sophistication to action. The test is the ability to make life happen by finessing community consciousness in behalf of a successful outcome. This effort continues endlessly as each generation is challenged to realize their own evolution and their place in the universe. Technology, culture, spirituality, knowledge, inspiration, imagination, the arts… the whole is the single process.

    At iAmSapien.com, the training, the process, and the doing are the same thing. The community learns the crowdsource function on the site. The community engages the crowdsource process on the site. The community creates the outcome both on the website and as a new reality. Finally, the community recreates the function of the website itself. Now we have an evolving, self-sustaining, paradigm for life. This is a Wisdom system.

     

  • This is Empowerment

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    What is the switch inside a person, that when flipped, the person declares, “I am!”? We all have this. Now let’s acknowledge it and change the world.

    What is this something that reaches past the uncertainty engrained in us; because, most of us were subjected to years of behavioral conditioning being told to sit still and not ask questions. They told us the higher levels know what to do and will tell us what we should do. The conditioning worked. Most people sit quietly waiting to be told, not even aware there is a switch, that when flipped, we stand and declare, “I know what’s best!”

    People are being turned on, activated. With a little encouragement, a million people donned pink hats and took to the streets globally. The switch was flipped for them when the message reached their phone, and from this a community connection grew. There developed a sense of empowerment. There was a cause, and there was the knowledge that life could be better. People were moved to action.

    Today the cause is wisdom and the new and brighter tomorrow that wisdom brings. As a community action there is a sense of empowerment, flipping the inner switch to be activated.

    I AM !
  • Making a Website is Easy?

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    A new website can be up in minutes. Not this website. After more than two years we have a great beginning. The current story we are working on is Linking. This linking is a simple concept, just link one item with another item. Done! However, read the story below for yourself. Maybe 70 hours has gone into creating the Link story below. It is one of several that will be combined into the linking function on iAmSapien. Each “story” is explicit instructions for the developers to use in writing code. We have written over 1500 stories. See if you can add something to the story below such that the function is improved. If successful, ask for a job.

     

    *DEFINITIONS*:
    Link Page: A page opens to begin linking, with three boxes at the top including options to 1) see links 2) see article 3) search.
    Link Article: An avatar uses article creation and presentation. Here the article describes why the linking, and it “holds” the article links.
    Link1 matrix: Our matrix format, with banner, title bar, and boxes. The *single avatar’s* linked items are the boxes (articles/avatars gathered from other matrices).
    Links matrix: Our matrix format, with banner, title bar, and boxes. *All avatars’ *Link Articles are the boxes (articles with associated link1 matrices)
    Linked articles (or “links”): The items collected in a link matrix: any answers, any questions (including life questions), and avatars. These include business or personal.
    Link Box: Add a new box to each matrix titled, “LINK”. See this box after Add New and See New.
    Link item: The items that may be linked, including avatars, answers, and questions.
    Spaces: A space can replace a box in a link matrix.
    Link icon: A chain link. Click in box to begin linking. Click in Link article to see Link1 matrix.
    Matrix icon: Click in Link Article to see Link Matrix of link articles.

    *ABSTRACT*
    Enable users to link any boxes from any matrix and present these links in a matrix associated with an article.
    The list of items for programmers includes creating:
    A special matrix for individual authors to use. Means to edit or position items on the special matrix. An article linked with the link1 matrix. A special Link page for creating a link1 matrix, with search, seven filter circles with tool tips, a link counter box, and article link box. Add items to the link1 matrix by clicking a link icon. Another general matrix to hold all link articles. Variations on the Link matrix presentation for Basic, Silver, Gold members. Place a title bar on Link Page. Special publishing workflow is to Draft or to Link Matrix (with Link Matrix being the only associated question).

    *THEORY*
    Users want to link similar material for greater understanding or for greater breadth
    Users want to link any relative information (Link Items) as a separate matrix
    Users want link articles to be voted on in a Link Matrix.
    Users want a Link Article to describe a Link1 matrix
    Users want all the Link Articles in the site to be presented in a Link Matrix
    Users want to link input to input in a logical sequence, in a stable Link1 Matrix
    Users want to use Spaces to create logic in a Link1 Matrix

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    *FUNCTIONS*

    • Standard icon for linking: one or two chain links (Replace the other link icon)
    • Who can link: Gold, Silver, and Basic members.
    • With these Link1 matrix formats:
    a. Gold members (Personal & Promo) have unlimited linking: ten lines of boxes per matrix page. (Up to thirty boxes or spaces per page on unlimited pages)
    b. Silver members (Personal & Promo) have enhanced linking: three lines of boxes per matrix page, but only one page. (Up to nine boxes or spaces on one page)
    c. Basic has basic linking: just one line for links and only one page (Up to three boxes or spaces on one page)
    (Free users have no access to linking)

    *I. TO LINK:*

    There are 3 ways to create a link:

    1. From header menu
    Click VIEW.
    Click LINKING.
    See *Link page* (Opens as full page.)
    See three boxes:
    a. “Links 0″ (the count of items user picked is dynamically displayed here, beginning with zero)
    b. “Link article”
    c. “Search”
    Click Search
    See below (the three boxes) a search field. This will function the same as the search in the header. (A user enters a word or several words separated by commas and results are displayed underneath in boxes, just like in a matrix.
    See search results displayed 6 boxes per page.
    Click a link icon on a box to choose one item, or choose several items by clicking several link icons.
    See highlighted the clicked link icons. Click again to unhighlight, and to remove from the count.
    See the number change in “Links” box at top.

    2. From any matrix (Global, Lounge, Life, Avatar, Issues, Improve)
    See three boxes at top of matrix: Add New, See New, and Link (Link is the new box).
    Click the link icon on any box in the matrix to choose one or several items to link.
    Link Box will dynamically count how many links user chose. (This link count begins with no number.)
    Click Link box.
    See Link Page.
    See LINKS box at top, with the link count (count is sustained from previous page, or otherwise begins with zero).
    If the user goes to another page and chooses another link, the Link box will continue the count.
    If the user goes to another matrix, the Link box will display previously-selected links and will dynamically update the count if the user chooses more links.

    3. From any matrix
    Click Links box in a matrix to go to Link page. See 1 for functions on Link page.

    RULE: Regardless of which location user starts at, as soon as the user chooses a second link item, two things are automatically created:
    a. Link1 matrix (accessed via Link Article)
    b. Link Article (accessed via Drafts in the in-use avatar)
    c. Default title: “Unnamed Link Article”
    Click title (in Link1 matrix) to see Link Article
    Click link icon (in the article) to see the link matrix. See below.

    *II.TITLE BAR ON LINK PAGE*
    There will be a title bar on the Link Page above the three boxes.
    Title bar will have:
    a) Name of the Link article. Click to see the Link Article.
    b) 7 circles with tooltips: Promo Personal Question Article Avatar Private All
    Circles will function as checkboxes: a user can choose one or several at the same time.
    When user chooses one or several, the search results are sorted according to his choices.
    c) Paging to see search results, and for Gold members to page through Link1 matrix.
    d) 4-box icon. Clicking on it will take me to the current Link1 Matrix.
    e) User’s avatar with dropdown. An in-use avatar is showing; a user can choose another avatar from the menu.

    *III. LINK ARTICLE* creation and publication
    A link article is associated with the Link Matrix (answering the question, What items are pooled in Link1 matrices?)
    When user clicks on a middle box Link Article, he is taken to a standard article creation.
    The article will have a default name “Unnamed link article”. User can change it.
    User can publish the article to Link Matrix, or to Draft on his avatar page.
    Always, the Link1 matrix will be saved with that article.
    Article title bar will show a Link icon to indicate there exists a Link1 Matrix. User clicks the icon to go to that matrix and see all the linked items.
    {color:#f79232}(problem with autosave – clicking on Link Matrix icon should take a user to the matrix, hence it will be considered exiting article creation, so a user will see a warning if he really wants to exit and the article will be saved as a draft or if he wants to stay on the article to continue editing.

    *LINK ARTICLE Exception to Standard Article:*
    On Data page, see “Choose one: Link1 Link2 Link3 Link4 Link5 ”
    • Hover to see tool tip: 1. Linear Format 2. Pyramid Format 3. Inverted Pyramid (The gist is on top) 4. Flowchart 5.One-User (Everything is from just one user’s avatars) 6. Vote Matrix (Crowdsource your topic)
    • Click to highlight (only one type of format)
    • Search can filter for these via Link1, Link2… or Linear Format, Pyramid Format…
    • Vote matrix is open or closed. If open, others may add items. This option opens on clicking VOTE MATRIX. See Open or Closed highlighted along with VOTE MATRIX. The avatar may choose Open or Closed as desired.
    *IV. LINK MATRIX*
    This is a collection of all Link Articles published to any matrices and gathered in this matrix.
    There will be a standard title bar. The Matrix icon takes user to Link matrix.
    Two question matrices:
    a. First question matrix: “Link matrix”. Asking, What are all user’s Link Articles?
    b. Second question matrix: “Link1 matrix”. Asking, What linked items does the Link Article refer to?

    *V. LINK1 MATRIX*
    Link items associated with the Link Article are collected in this matrix.
    Link1 matrix has a standard title bar.
    The title bar *Matrix icon* is seen by author only. Click to edit Link Page and Link1 matrix.
    Underneath the title bar will be the Link Article’s title.
    Link Article’s title is clickable; click it to go to Link Article’s presentation.
    A link item may be dragged to a new position on the page.
    A link item may be dragged to another page in the Link1 Matrix (Gold members only).
    A link item may be deleted. Click three-lines. Click “Remove this link”. See “Remove? Yes No

    *VI. LINK MATRIX*
    Standard matrix with title bar and voting.
    Banner: “Links are Rocket Fuel for Wisdom”
    The boxes are Link Articles
    Click matrix icon to see Matrix1
    Click title to see the article

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    *RULES*
    Link1 matrices present as three boxes across and stable position (otherwise as a single line of Link Items).
    Link1 matrix: Spaces are added, moved or deleted by the author.
    Link1 matrix: Link boxes are added, moved or deleted by the author.
    Link1 matrix: Boxes and spaces can be positioned in full or half position (so they can make a pyramid shape).
    Link1 matrices are stable. Members may vote on articles read in a link matrix, but this does not affect the link matrix.
    Linking is for paid members, Basic, Silver and Gold. Visitors and Free members may *not* create a Link Article or Link1 matrix.
    Autosave the article and autosave the link1 matrix
    Regardless of which location user starts at, as soon as the user chooses 2 link (items), automatically created are: Link1 Matrix, and its article.
    Users may link a Link Article with any other articles or avatars.
    Users may link between matrices.
    A Link Article “must remain published”
    A Link1 matrix may be edited.
    The Link Article is voted on, made favorite, made followed, or liked. (The Link1 matrix has none of this.)

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    *QUESTIONS*
    # When in Link Page, and searching for link items, will browser back button return the user to the previous search page, and can the user change selected items?
    # How are Links dragged between pages of the Link1 matrix for Gold members?
    # How does search filter for Link1, Link2, Pyramid Format, etc?
    # How are spaces applied to a line in place of boxes?
    # Could users choose a format for Link1 matrix?
    a. Lock the format as 3 boxes (or spaces) across? Because, when display on various devices, the user’s format should remain the same.
    b. When 3 boxes across is not possible for a device, change to a linear format.
    c. Multiple spaces grouped in a matrix, when changed to linear format, will collapse to one space, or become a dividing line or mark.

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    *SIMPLE VERSION*
    Method of linking is #1 – header dropdown
    Nine boxes allowed for Basic, Silver, Gold
    One page only for Link1 matrix
    No spaces on Link1 matrix
    No positioning on Link1 matrix
    Hide “Private” in sevens circles, or omit sevens circles entirely
    No title bar (or maybe just paging so user can page through search results)

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    *S3.0*
    Link1 matrices are open or closed. Users want to link items into a matrix for crowdsourcing. The open matrix contains any link items added by any paid member. Votes move the link items in the Link1 matrix. Votes do not apply outside the Link1 matrix. See Open or Closed icons in the title bar. The author opens or closes at will. The author deletes any link item.
    Private Links: Gold members can create Link1 matrices that have special access via messaging.
    Private Links: Gold members can create Link1 matrices that have special access via messaging.

    Copyright WorldWisePeople, LLC

  • One Activation

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    On iAmSapien you are invited to say what activated you. What caused you to be a person committed to improving yourself and the world? Here is my story.
    At four years old I found myself staring into the sky and asking, “Am I really that big?” I wondered if I could see God. Maybe, but it was a big thought for a four-year old kid. What is a kid, with a vision of God and a big vision of self to decide about life?

    My memory begins on the living room carpet. It is a Saturday morning. The sun is streaming in through the window. The TV is on. I loved the Saturday morning cartoons. I lay on my belly staring up at the black and white television screen. Across the screen danced a line of bizarre characters, I think it was animals, all singing and dancing to some upbeat symphony music. I was trying to make sense of what was happening, what all the frenzied activity would bring about in the theme of the cartoon. It was all hype, however, and had no substance.

    I felt annoyed at my cartoons. Why did they make no sense, and why was I laying there watching such nonsense? So I turned off the TV, went out the front door and down the porch steps, to the road and turned right heading down the sidewalk. My mind was empty. It was a sunny, fresh spring day. I felt tall. I felt free. In that moment, some sort of four-year old neural development must have kicked in, for I felt an expansion in my sense of self. It seemed the sky had opened. I felt larger, more present. The day was brighter and I could reach up and touch the sky. It seemed I was connected somehow, with what was there, and with what was me. “Is that God?” I wondered. “How could I be seeing God?”

    The answer that came was my own. I thought, “I am just a little kid, my parents’ (stupid) little boy who did not amount to much. I will be just that, and no more. And, here I am, walking down the street, not even knowing where I am going. I must look like a crazy kit.” I put my head down and pretended as if to be walking somewhere.

    Maybe some two years later, while walking across the blacktop of the school playground,  I asked myself why I always walked with my head down. It seemed odd, so I lifted my head up and looked on life anew.

    What happened at four years old maybe is not as important as my wishful thinking makes it. Maybe I could have chosen the sky way back then, and changed everything. But what did happen is a pattern that seemed to repeat in my life. 1) Allow the space for a new thought to occur. 2) Realize that I have been setting my sights low, and that there is a bigger picture. 3) Raise my head and walk with greater awareness in a new direction. Such became the theme of my life. Always an adventure lies ahead. The lesson for me is that intelligence is not a thing of genetics, rather, it is the courage to face what one is currently, and then face in a new direction with a new perspective on life.

    If there is one more lesson, is that it doesn’t matter. Even if life is like that cartoon I watched as a kid, all hype and no substance, it is still us here deciding what life is and how big we are going to be to meet that life. Being what humans are, this is really the only choice we have.

    Oh, and one more thing, if you ever think you may be seeing God, and feel you are tall enough to say, “Hi”, then by all means, be a tall person.