Here is a summary
of my perspective on human growth and potential. It might be considered a “manifesto.” A friend recently said that the world needs more
manifestos :-) I consider this a work in progress:
are a competent, evolving being capable of achievements that you can’t even
work is to imagine what these things might be. So nurture your imagination.
you imagine for yourself, good or bad, is much more likely to happen. So imagine good things for yourself.
possess all the talents and gifts you need.
universe is not conspiring to give you anything or take anything away from you.
It’s all up to you. That can feel scary.
is more fulfilling if you live it in a way consistent with your values.
takes some effort to articulate what your values are but it’s worth the effort
and can give rise to a sense of purpose.
perception of the world is uniquely subjective.
There is little substantive external reality we all agree upon. So be openminded.
choose your perspectives so you might as well choose positive perspectives. There is a lot of evidence this will lead to
thoughts and how you choose to act on them are the only things completely under
your control. Recognizing this is
are empathic and social by nature. Actions that promote connection with others
lead to a more fulfilling existence (and a better world). So love boldly and be generous.
we make our own luck. Therefore, 13 is
not an unlucky number!
(Other Thoughts and Essays)