The best way to predict the future is to create it.
“Seize tomorrow” is the simple definition. However, the message and meaning are much more important than that. The fact is that each of us has only one future. It is ours to define and design.
In lieu of just spending time – invest wisely. Create your future as you want it to be. Carpe Mañana!
Ambraham Maslow (1908 - 1970) was a psychologist and theorist and a leader in the humanistic school of psychology. He is noted for his “hierarch of needs” - a theory presenting human needs (survival, security, social, self-esteem, and self-actualization) as rungs on a ladder. The belief was that unmet needs motivate.
Theorists “think” more than they “do” so it might be interesting to hear Maslow's thoughts today. He now has the background of decades of history and can compare his theory to actual behavior. Here’s what I believe he might say.
Lying in politics is generally accepted in our country today. Calling down a politician as a liar is awkward. Calling the President a liar is more uncomfortable. Calling the President a liar while he’s speaking to the Congress is a break with tradition, rude, and by some folks’ belief outrageous.
As a little boy, Claire and I often rode with our parents to Baton Rouge. At ages 5 and 7 our patience was limited and we’d begin the interrogation of Momma and Daddy with the refrain “Are we there yet?” When we were within half an hour of the city, Momma would encourage us to watch for the State Capitol Building. When it was in sight she’d explain, “We aren’t there yet, but you can see it from here!”