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Children of the Mind

Again, as I am reading the conclusion of Orson Scott Card’s Ender series Children of the Mind, I find another delightful quote:

It [is] better…to be able to select from the whole menu of human achievements than to be bound within one narrow range.

I feel that this means that we should not cast away any tools or ideas we have used and valued in the past culturally, spiritually, or techonologically and we should not shun any new, exciting, frightening advances we are making and will make in the present and future.

You see the range reflected in many poeople. There are still native human tribes that haven’t been exposed to the rest of the world. There are those who draw from the past and reflect it in the present. There are those who are just in love with what the future will bring and do not care at all about what has happened or is currently happening to the world we live in/on. Choosing to focus on any specific range blinds one to the beauty of each individual part and the whole.  But, if we consider it all under the mantle of human creativity we can see and possibly understand what it could all mean and what purpose we serve in our place in this universe.

Pulling back from my philosophical ranting, I’d rather live in a world where we are who we want to be and not what we expect us to be. We will remeber who we are as we change ourselves into something…one wants to say better, but I will say…different.