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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.
Thomas Perry

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.”

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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