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|The leader, when you turn in a new direction, is the one walking ahead of you: the one you perceive to be walking the furthest ahead of you.|
I there paraphrased something I read in the early 1970s while beginning FLEX. The emphasis on perception is added by me. We see that person ahead of us: we don’t know what that person sees. Plato had antecedents, so did Abraham. At some point the antecedent isn’t a person. And our cosmology is far too primitive to know what if anything precedes a hyper-string. So we imagine beginnings …
We live by picking up the belongings of the dead as they fall.
2003 01 25 I just received an email from a reader who quoted a mentor:
“If you continue in the direction you are going, there are not going to be many people there.” Followed by a chuckle, “Of course, we’ve already determined that there weren’t many people where you came from.”