Conclusions about life …

So often, we have become over-dependant on authority figures whether it’s our family, our elders, our government, our leaders, some authors, some historical figure, some speaker, some (fill in the blanks) … all of them have a place along our journey but they are not meant to stiffle our growth, close our minds, or worse suffocate our “work in progress” thinking … for me, at best they have walked with me as I “work out” the “sums” confronting me. At times, their corrections are most helpful but it has not been in anyway “condescending”. That encourages growth into maturity 🙂

“There are many people who reach their conclusions about life like schoolboys; they cheat their master by copying the answer out of a book without having worked out the sum for themselves.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard, Jan 17, 1837

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