Friday, December 23, 2011

No Limits

The well of providence is deep, it's the buckets we bring to it that are small.

Mary Webb
Hello Rose
Someone once remarked that every time human beings discover something pleasurable and enjoyable to do some government will pass laws to regulate and limit it. Why should there be any limits to life?

Why should there be any limits to good? Where did we get the idea of "going too far"? It is those who go too far that stretch the limits. The sour notes sung by the negativists are simple challenges to the spirit of the adventurers, the ones who do what can't be done or "shouldn't be done."

Just over 100 years ago the automobile became the mode of travel for those who could afford one. It was said by great authority that it was impossible for the human being to travel faster than 8 miles an hour and survive. "Holy cow, look at us now." Some of us travel through space faster than the speed of sound. "Yeah, but you can't travel faster than the speed of light and survive." Well, we'll se. Won't we?

Why should there be any limits to wealth? Those unfortunate millionaires who hoard money think there are. "If I don't have more than enough I don't have enough."

Why should there be limits to happiness? There are no limits to technology and engineering. Do we measure our happiness by the number of gadgets and machines we own? If so we are limiting our happiness. There will always be another, better gadget. I read about a robot that has another robot attached to it that makes repairs on the first robot. How far can they carry an idea like that? As far as they want to. There are no limits.

"Well, you have to draw the line somewhere." Oh? It's the drawing of unnecessary lines that keeps our buckets small.

Why should there be any limits to evil? There should be no evil and therefore no limits. The only measurement of evil is how long it takes to destroy itself.

'Whoa! Slow down. Back up." No. Look forward and go that way. Enjoy the life you have, even with its limitations, and find ways to make it better.

DB - Vagabond Journeys
Never Give Up
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Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Often our biggest limits reside between our ears.

Rose said...

I'm enjoying all your Guest Authors. It is a great idea of yours. Kudos.

Merry Christmas!

Hugs, Rose