REBLOGGED: You Could Be Immortal! Words of wisdom from a wise man.

My cyber friend clanton1934 is a man full of both knowledge and wisdom.

If you don’t believe me, then have a(nother) look at this post (the one I’m now going to reblog), published yesterday on clanton1934’s blog.

His text generates lots of “feeling good” emotions. It’s full of positive, hopeful and inspiring “vibrations”, and maybe best of all, clanton1934 doesn’t fall victim to the urge so many bloggers have for dressing the message in religious clothing, i.e. using words full of religious connotations.

That’s why I consider clanton1934 to be a both honorable and honest man. His message to the world can be summarized as “You yourself, not God, are the architect of your fortunes”.

That’s why I now want to spread his words to my own readers.

Charles Clanton Rogers

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If you are a good teacher/ mentor, you will live in your students.

Lessons for Writing and Life:  I write something every day. I make many decisions every day.

Every sentence that I write is influenced by my grandmother, my parents and a regiment of teachers/ mentors.  “We stand on the shoulders of giants.” (1)  Every word, sentence and paragraph that I write, is “in-my-ear-edited” by numerous teachers who still tell me to “pay meticulous attention to detail”.  ” Check for spelling errors and clarity of meaning.; does this sentence say what you mean?” “Check the accuracy of, and the certainty of, if checked, that the reference is where you have indicated.”

My mentors are far more than some vague accumulated habit-patterns. As I write, my mentors come to mind, and I see their face, and each face has a name; they advise me…

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2 responses to “REBLOGGED: You Could Be Immortal! Words of wisdom from a wise man.

  1. Thank you! Glad you mentioned that other blog post of yours. It’s also full of knowledge and wisdom. With lots of autobiographical content.

    I have reblogged that one, too.

    Here you can find my take on that one:

    Some people sport what I’d prefer to call encyclopedic knowledge. They remind me of polymaths.

    And yet they are so humble, so non-egotistic.. They really lack inflated ideas of their own importance and “omnipotence”.

    The fact is these polymaths usually know so much that they are able to explore and investigate Nature (and its “sibling” Life) on their own.
    During their explorations they strive to build bridges between all the different branches of knowledge that, in a holistic view, constitute Nature and Life.

    Knowledge used in that way leads to – and causes – wisdom.

    I want do define that word/concept as “the quality of having enough knowledge and life experiences to make good and empathetic judgments, and to give coherent and sensible good advice to people in need of a helping hand.

    The other day I came into contact with a blogger called Charles Rogers (a.k.a. clanton1934). His knowledge is of the encyclopedic kind. And his blog is full of both knowledge and wisdom.

    That’s why I’m going to reblog two of his blog posts here on my own blog. He definitely is worth following and, of course, being read. He is absolutely worth being listened to.

    Here’s a quote from his blog post: Clanton1934 calls it a “Conclusion”. Personally i’d prefer to call it Clanton1934’s credo or statement of belief(s). Anyhow, it’s very nice and inspiring to read:

    Conclusion:

    A parting question: Consider this: the greatest scientists who share Dawkin’s and Hoffman’s solely mechanistic, random-chaos view of the origin of life, have manifested in their encyclopedic study and meticulous manuscript authoring, an enormous motivative force driving their work. This force is not objective. Is not this the inexplicable subjective force of life which science can not explain (but some deny)?

    Addy Pross’ conclusion serves to give us sound attitude: “Each individual is part of a nuclear family, which, in turn, is part of an extended family, which is part of a local community, which is part of larger groups of the human organization. The survival of the community requires far more than the individual. Reproductively speaking, individuals are incomplete. Biologically speaking, our individuality is actually non-existent.” That’s why a new pregnancy catches our attention. That powerful and compulsive news resonates with our fundamental selves.

    “Just as importantly, we are also emotionally incomplete. Various psychological elements also connect us to the network. We obsessively need to be with others. We think of ourselves as individuals, but we are really just components of a network. Our “lifeboat” is not just many individuals, but an ever-expanding living network. The irrepressible force of life leaves no stone unturned in seeking ways to extend the invaluable larger life of which we are the stewards. We obsessively need to be with others. We think we are separate, but we are one. We think of ourselves as individuals, but we are really just components of a network.”

    Life has a purpose; the purpose is the process; the process is the product.

    BTW, upon re-reading my own comment, I now feel an urge to add a couple of new paragraphs. They are about a Swedish poet, Karin Boye (1900-1941) who once wrote this poem, well worth taking into consideration while mulling over the last sentence in my quote above.

    IN MOTION

    The sated day is never first.
    The best day is a day of thirst.

    Yes, there is goal and meaning in our path –
    but it’s the way that is the labour’s worth.

    The best goal is a night-long rest,
    fire lit, and bread broken in haste.

    In places where one sleeps but once,
    sleep is secure, dreams full of songs.

    Strike camp, strike camp! The new day shows its light.
    Our great adventure has no end in sight.

    Translated into English by David McDuff in “Karin Boye: Complete poems”.

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