We’re inundated with data to the point of distraction. Ads blare from every medium, trying to convince us that what we have isn’t good enough — that we’re not good enough — unless we buy their product. Talking heads scream at one another (and us!) that they have the One True Answer to saving an otherwise doomed world. A whole contingent of “experts” has arisen promising that their books will salve our wounded psyches by showing us how to see a half-empty glass as being half-full.
Here’s an idea: instead of worrying about whether our glass is half-empty or half-full, why not focus on filling it up? That’s right, fill that sucker up!
My goal here is to help you to “fill your glass” by finding and sharing interesting things that highlight the beauty, wonder, and boundless magnificence of the universe in which we live and the people with whom we share it.
I hope you’ll find that your glass keeps getting bigger as you fill it!
“Imperium delende est.”
P.S.: While I don’t go out of my way to offend, I do not believe in living in a Bowdlerized world. Not everyone will have the same response to a given work of art, book, song, opinion, endeavor, etc. Some may even be offended by it. That is their right. However that in no way diminishes anyone else’s rights to free expression.
When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, “This you may not read, this you may not see, this you are forbidden to know,” the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives.
– Robert A. Heinlein
It is not just the right of the speaker to be heard, it is the right of everyone in the audience to listen and to hear and every time you silence somebody, you make yourself a prisoner of your own action because you deny yourself the right to hear something. In other words, your own right to hear and be exposed is as much involved in all these cases as the right of the other to voice his or her view.
— Christopher Hitchens