We all have it

Every one of us has it.

The gift that is life.

What we do with it is our choice.

We all have our own unique gifts too, the little something that we can do and only us. The thing we have mastered. What it is, does not matter, there is no talent that is more or less worthy than another.

We could make the choice to share that gift and to share it for no other reason than to bring joy to ourselves and others. The gift could be empathy, love, kindness, knowledge, a task, sharing a skill, sharing something special that we have created…words, songs, art, music…whatever it is. Just a warm meaningful smile.

This is what our culture lacks, the willingness to share for no gain, other than joy.

Cultures are what we collectively create, we could choose to create a different one.

What will we all share with the world? We can share more than once too, we could share every day.

No more burnt offerings

I heard on the radio today that there is a ‘smart’ oven available now that knows what type of food is in it, wow, and therefore how long to cook it for, thus avoiding future burnt offerings. Also, it is linked to Amazon’s Alexa, perhaps to order another whatever the oven is cooking, and has a camera so that you can watch your food cook, in fact, one person sent the stream to his sister on the other side of the world, who clearly must have an exciting life.

Great! Well, not really.

The quest for ever more technology by removing learning or the need to develop any skills in cooking, for example, is destroying everything that is human.

These kind of tech advances are not just for cookery, they are for almost everything in life now. The search for convenience and removing risk is killing the very essence of life. Soon we will be almost vacuous bodies, chipped and connected to the web like a dumb router for others data.

Burning the dinner leads to learning and keeps us human, sitting watching a smart oven cook it is the beginning of the end for human learning and life. And watching someone else’s dinner cook…WTF.

Keep burning the dinner.