One week has drifted away like crispy red leaf in a fall wind.
Time to stand up, walk over to your 4K Weeks poster, and fill in the next square.
I am thankful for all of you. A world where people are working to be better: for themselves, their family, their neighbors, is a good world to live in. It can feel like a lonely road, self improvement, but we are all on it. Enjoy these nuggets.
Week #47 in the year 1905,Albert Einstein published his Mass-energy wquivalence paper, with his most famous equation, E=mc squared. He was 1392 weeks old. (26.7 yrs)
Week #47 in the year 1960, Ruby Bridges walked, with her mother and 4 federal agents through a crowd of angry, screaming, white adults to go to her first day of first grade. A STAGGERING act of courage to this 45 year old man. She was 322.71 weeks old. (6.18 yrs) She is currently 68.
This Week's Quote:
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." -Frederick Douglass
This Week's Joke
What did the digital clock say to the grandfather clock? "Look pops, no hands!"
This Week's Thought
I can't imagine being one of those parents in that mob surrounding William Frantz Elementary as Ruby Bridges walked in. But, seeing their faces in photos, it is clear that they are 100% convinced of their cause.
There are two things here I was thinking about.
First, "Strong beliefs, weakly held" a quote from Marc Andreessen. All those parent's had strong beliefs, strongly held. It's hard to let go of an idea when you are holding on to it SOOOOO TIGHTLY that you will scream profanity at a 6 year old who is challenging the idea.
Second, nothing that requires me to scream at a 6 year old is worth believing in. Nothing. How you treat kids in any issue is a good marker of which side of history you are on.
"Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in this world, but has not solved one yet" Maya Angelou.
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