Sometimes I get the urge to post some really profound shit. Human truth that fits nicely in under 140 characters. ”You can and you can’t. Both are true.” captioning a photo of a hurdler or something. But then I don’t let myself because I think “so what?” Easy for someone to say, at least for the person that ultimately can. Fact is there is no collection of thoughts or ideas that expresses what it takes to get through day to day. The decisions, the organizing, the agonizing over how it will all go, and the impulses, both good and bad, that color one mortal human’s day.
But we try anyway, through words, pictures, or some combination thereof, to share philosophical platitudes as a [surprisingly effective] way to pass time. I never really retain the lesson of any of them after they’re swept off my timeline, at least consciously. I do, however, consciously remember one saying a political science professor shared with us back in college, and I quote it as an annoying way to emphasize that I’m above sayings generally. But this is one I do live by:
“99% of Life is showing up”.
The rest is just questions. Show up and ask questions, that’s what we do best.