Daunting: (adj) description of a task which is disheartening
I do not begrudge someone ascending Mount Everest.
More power to you.
I’m certainly glad if you hit home runs.
And feel free to win the Heisman Trophy as long as you don’t kill your wife and her guest.
But physical achievements are not daunting efforts.
As long as you train well, prepare your body and understand the task set before you, you have a fighting chance to achieve your goal and win.
The true daunting tasks are to bring about the peacefulness of the Garden of Eden in a world which is gradually deciding that generosity and kindness are unusable virtues for battling greed and hate.
With the rest of my journey on Earth, I have decided to take on three daunting tasks:
- To fight gender inequality by continuing to tout how similar men and women are instead of insisting that we are radically constructed to be at odds.
- Destroy racism by pointing out the bigotry introduced to me, which I am dismantling, encourage those who will join me and joke around with those who won’t.
- Live and promote a faith which is grounded on Earth and survives through the fruit it bears instead of the mere promises of eternal life.
Everything I sing, everything I write, everything I produce, and every conversation will be laced with these three adventures.
It is my belief that “daunting” is achieved by beginning the denting of the walls that separate us.