The only thing more important than remembering the past is making sure you’re not living in it.
https://videopress.com/v/BLBmAuiG?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true The following is another excerpt from my last novel. It is one of the parts of the book that makes me proudest of the message I was attempting to convey. I feel as though it is even more relevant today than the day I wrote it. If you feel the same, please share it [...]
Once upon a time, a bunch of take-no-shit savages built big business from the ground up. Their only care was for success, succeeding at capitalism, and they did. They accomplished creating products and services that the public needed or creating a need for the products and services they made with a complete lack of regard [...]
Everyone makes a difference, much of it is done unintentionally. The results are as equally horrifying as those we supposedly learned from. Judge evil by the desired outcomes, but don’t dismiss the wrong done when done absentmindedly, even if the probable eventualities have not or not yet been reached. We labored under the false pretense [...]
We dismiss the contrarian. We ridicule the eccentric purist. We hold strong to our first instinct and our entitlements. Our thoughts are beyond reproach. And we are wrong on every account. We can be fooled. We will be fooled, time and again. We need more than ever to reconsider, to accept our folly, to consider [...]