Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Presidential Attributes Re-visited

The Mystery within...
I have been looking back over my past three plus years of blogs for common threads. I hope to eventually weave them together to tell a more coherent story of the lessons I find in everyday living.  In my March 2, 2015 blog titled, Presidential Attributes, I listed the human qualities I want our next president to have.  I am still okay with what I identified, and the facts I cite from “The Body Keeps the Score—Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. 

In that March 2, 2015 post I also cite “The Neighborhood Project—Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time” by the Evolutionary Biologist and Anthropologist David Sloan Wilson.  I then listed all of the “What if…” ending questions for those eight posts from October 28 – December 16, 2013.  Seeing those questions one after another made me uneasy until I understood why.  I decided all my “What if…” questions, in all of my posts, should end with “…more often.”  “More often” leaves room for mistakes.  Mistakes and failures lead us to keep on questioning to help us figure out what will improve our cities, country and ourselves one person at a time. 

“What if we learned from our mistakes on how to progress as humans—more often?”

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