The Great Impertinence (or Belief in God – Rooted in the Past or Evolving into the future?)
This positive and most readable article has been written in an attempt to come to terms with the fact that Western Society is becoming more and more secular in the 21st Century (AD). The Author, Philip Norris wants to spark a newdebate on why this might be. Is this the new “ignorance” borne along by lack of time and many distractions in our societies that has critically eroded our traditional beliefs; bethey be Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Buddhism or Hindu.
This is not a religioustract so please don’t switch off at this point; this israther your way of putting your religious beliefs into a modern perspective that will hopefully endure far into the future. Read on
“ Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value”.
Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955. German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics)
“ Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts”
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill 1874 – 1965 British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, and a writer (as Winston S. Churchill). He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work.
This month, we reflect on the nature of success. Persistence and focus is the name of the game. One cannot get anywhere without clarity of mind on the goal and the dogged determination and courage to achieve that goal. Also, it is also important to recognise the point where it is no use in “banging one’s head against a brick wall!. Life for most of us is a series of paths through life with lots of dead ends off those paths as well as long detours. Focus, focus, focus on what you can perhaps influence and try not to waste energy on things upon which you can have no influence.