Conflicting opinions not only create conflict, they often permanently stall progress in favor of those conflicted getting along.
Because of this, we are never quite sure whether we have arrived at any sense of reason or compromise which has thrust the human race forward.
This is why we’re so enamored with baubles.
They are the little confirmations, given significance, which make us feel we are doing well.
- After all, what would a contest be without certificates of participation?
- Can we have a competition without a trophy?
- And I do believe that most athletes would quit if statistics about their accomplishments were not being jotted down in a book somewhere.
Why do we need a bauble to dangle from our tree of life to confirm that we are well decorated?
It would be much more intelligent for the human race to pursue things that are fruitful instead of merely awarded.
I, for one, would love to see the entertainment industry allow their movies to be judged by the common man and woman instead of being lauded with praise by the elite before they’re even released to theaters.
Would we end up with different choices? God forbid, would the masses deem a Disney flick about penguins more popular than an avant garde project about a female dancer who secretly believes she’s a penguin?
Baubles are often the trinkets that convince us of truths that are not necessarily in evidence. Yet we will always pursue them … because we are captivated by things that sparkle.
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Mr. Kringle’s Tales … 26 Stories ‘Til Christmas
“The best Christmas stories I’ve ever read!”
From the toy shop to the manger, an advent calendar of Christmas stories, beginning on November 30th and ending on Christmas morning.
We need a good Christmas this year.
Mr. Kringle’s Tales will help you make it so.