What are We Capable of?
Like you and me, everyone has a vital role in this world. It is of great privilege to invest our life's time and effort of whatever we are doing now for the betterment of this place we lived in and to all creation.
Terrible news are all around us. Some crappy, others cheesy, mostly repulsive. Then we get affected and react, "how dare they do this and that?" or "what's our government doing?" and "are we still human?" Sadly, we stop there. As far as we are concerned, we don't want to get involved. We just want to put the blame on society's illnesses or the system's inadequacy to address these issues. "Let the headache be theirs," we talk back.
A Higher Calling
"We Hire Nice People"
There was this full page ad for a hotel chain that read, "We do not teach our people to be nice." "We hire nice people." Oh! How it caught attention. Not too many exactly knew what "to be nice" meant? Was it just good manners? After all it can be learned. We can be trained.
I believe to be nice is more than just manners or etiquette. It is about us, inside and out. Character formed since we first got acquainted with life. It is about our sense of decency, morals, faith, beliefs, correctness and being upright. Admirable qualities that are inherent in us. Never superficial or hypocritical.
Good people are not taught to be good. They are found, not changed. The same with motivated people. They are not taught to be motivated. You got to find them. They are the ones who stand in the gap. They want to be counted. They are commited people and they want to get involved.
In one of so many arguments I had and was always certain of, was that the true sign of man's intelligence was not knowledge, but imagination. Enstein believed that Imagination was far more valuable than either intelligence or knowledge.
The capacity of the mind to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, to acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice is known as Intelligence. It is also the mind's perception to learn and comprehend.
On the other hand, Imagination is visualization, inventiveness, creativity, imagery_ the image making power of the mind and one of the most advanced faculties compared to speech, reason, sight, hearing, and memory.
Knowledge is very limited, but imagination encompass the world.
Those Famous Inventors' Imagination
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
George Washington Carver was an agricultural chemist who invented 300 uses for peanuts and hundreds of more uses for soybeans, pecans, and sweet potatoes. His contributions changed the history of agriculture in the south.
Eli Whitney was an American inventor, manufacturer, and mechanical engineer who invented the cotton gin. One of the most significant inventions of the American Industrial Revolution, the cotton gin turned cotton into a highly profitable crop. The invention revived the economy of the Antebellum South and sustained slavery as a key economic and social institution in the Southern states—both of which helped to create conditions that led to the American Civil War.
Johannes Gutenberg was a German goldsmith and inventor best known for the Gutenberg press, an innovative printing machine that used movable type.
John Logie Baird is remembered as the inventor of mechanical television (an earlier version of television). Baird also patented inventions related to radar and fiber optics.
Logic will get you from A to B but Imagination will take you everywhere.