It does not matter the circumstance of your birth nor the family you're born to.
What matters is who you are in this world. You can change your destiny.
Lailah Gifty Akita
One of the world’s most famous educators was born into an impoverished family and challenging childhood. Anne Sullivan Macy, born Johanna Mansfield Sullivan, was born on April 14, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Agawam, MA ...........
According to legend the word Philosophy can be attributed to Pythagoras who spoke of himself as a philosopher, a lover of wisdom, rather than a Wise man as he had been called by others. Of course, the word Philo-Sophy, the Love of Wisdom, does not give Pythagoras any innovation rights over the concept; there always were, and are, philosophers in all times, and in all places. The quest for truth and wisdom can be found, in one way or another, across all civilizations, in numerous and varied expressions.
There is an ancient parable of the Buddha that offers us a message of hope and new possibilities during this time. It is the parable of the old woman and the lamp.
In ancient India, there were two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season was so tempestuous, it made travel prohibitive, so the monks would spend their time in a meditative retreat in the monasteries.
Encyclopedia Britannica states that Civil Rights are defined as, “...guarantees of equal social opportunities and equal protection under the law, regardless of race, religion, or other personal characteristics.” Examples include, the right to vote, right to a fair trial, right to government services, right to public education and the right to use public facilities - to name just a few.
We are on the threshold of a brave new world -- or so we are told. With all its promises of a materialistic utopia, life as seen by marketers and the media just keeps getting better on the everascending path of never-ending progress. But somehow, this vision of a more perfect future doesn’t square with reality. The world we live in is one of anxious uncertainty and moral ambiguity with no clear sense of destiny to ground and guide us.
Leonardo Da Vinci is known as a Renaissance Man - a man that had many interests and mastered many disciplines in his life. He was steadfast in his pursuit of knowledge. He took great pleasure in discovering the world around him. He was enthralled with the study of nature and its secrets.