Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Fledgling attempts …

When we cast our minds back, we can come up with a myriad of examples of our (human) fledgling attempts at technology/art etc, that we laugh at now. 

Phones, planes, software, etc … remember the Atari game - Pong … that was released in 1972 … for a 60 year old, that doesn’t seem like all that long ago.

It is interesting to note that probably much of what we think of as ‘cutting edge’ right now - will also be looked back upon as ‘fledgling attempts’ by future generations. 

I can imagine their incredulous looks as they ask ‘really, you had to steer the car yourself?’ .

We stand on the shoulders of others - and future generations shall stand upon ours. We are fortunate in the extreme - and should never take our fortune for granted; for in many other parts of the world, it’s all people can do to make it from one day, to the next. 

We should all spend some off our energy trying to help those who have great need. Our fledgling attempts at improving our lot, should not take our attention away from the fact that small acts of kindness (that might mean little to us) can help others people’s lives tremendously.


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