Epiphany

Yesterday I could not even spell the word but today I already feel better, having experienced my first one after more than 82 years on this Earth.

It seems I have been thinking that I am responsible for making sure that the next generation of Americans work smarter, vote smarter[i]… by trying to balance some thinking with their feelings and take better care of the world around them[ii]… save, repurpose, and recycle everything possible, then turn off the TV, and learn about the real science of Climate Science. I have been telling myself that I am responsible for their well-being, and therefore cannot stop trying to save them by swaying their opinions. What has finally come to my attention is that nobody has been listening to me anyway. So today’s epiphany allows me to say and do whatever I wish and to simply ignore what others are saying and doing, with full confidence that they will be just fine. So, like most theorems, my epiphany has four corollaries[iii]… perhaps more to follow.

First Corollary
When seeking the advice of others, I recognize as a matter of common courtesy, my obligation to indicate whether or not I intend to act upon said advice[iv]The Work Bench, (story pending under Psychology).

Second Corollary
Upon receipt of unsolicited advice from others, I am under no obligation to accept, act upon, or even acknowledge said advice.

Third Corollary
Potential recipients of advice offered by me, whether solicited or otherwise, are not obligated in any way to accept or act upon said advice.

Fourth Corollary
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference[v]Reinhold Niebuhr, Lutheran theologian (1892–1971).

By: Jim
Written: April 11, 2024
Published: April 12, 2024
Revised: 
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i … by trying to balance some thinking with their feelings
ii … save, repurpose, and recycle everything possible, then turn off the TV, and learn about the real science of Climate Science
iii … perhaps more to follow
iv The Work Bench, (story pending under Psychology)
v Reinhold Niebuhr, Lutheran theologian (1892–1971).