Saturday, January 21, 2017


As I pondered the earnest words President Woodrow Wilson's father graciously spoke to his son:

 "the not a prolix gut to be stuffed...It is not a vessel made to contain something; it is a vessel made to transmute something(Berg 36)."

I began questioning the possibility of original thinking. Is it possible to mull over another person's thoughts and then from their work create your own unique thoughts?

Einstein's theory of relativity, George Washington Carver and his peanuts, Edison with the light bulb, what were these brilliant people thinking of when eureka said hello? Countless other examples of unique works exist in literature and the arts as well.

Did this idea of uniqueness inspire Plato's Realm of the Forms?

Were the above works uniquely created or simply inspired through our connection with the universe? Another way to define this universal connection is one all knowing mind, if you will grant me this suggestion.

If we can truly have unique thoughts, each one of us is a separate individual. If however our thoughts are inspired through a immutable mind, and we somehow connect with its essence, we are individuals with one common connection. I believe this question has wet many appetites.

Is racism a fallacy if we are connected to a central intelligence? How many wars have been fought based on one's answer to this question?

Food for thought...

Maybe I should go on a diet...😒

    Berg A.S. (2013). Wilson. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

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