Beautiful Habits: Appreciating Ideas 2
If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants. (Isaac Newton)
A cugeta inseamna a cugeta MAI DEPARTE. (Nicolae Iorga)
Translation: To think means to think FARTHER.
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“The structure of the titles of some of your posts – ‘On [topic]‘ – reminds me of Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic [<link].”
“That’s because they are inspired by Seneca.
The name of the blog is inspired by Marcus Aurelius.
The dialogue format is inspired by Plato.
In part, it’s a little playful reminder to express gratitude to all the people whose lives have touched mine through their ideas.”
“Is this practice different from the one we’ve talked about before [<link; medium length]?”
That one is focused on ideas, so contextual. Whenever I encounter an idea, I express gratitude for the idea, and to the author.
This one is focused on people, and macro-focused, so an instance of Big-Thinking [<link; medium]. I express gratitude to all people who have influenced me with their ideas.
I acknowledge and honor being part of a collective process [<link; short] that is much bigger than I am.
I acknowledge and honor standing on the shoulders of Giants.
With a grateful heart, I’m drinking from and building on the Collective Wisdom of Humanity, and dedicate my life to bringing my own little contribution.”