Originally I intended this site as a forum for discussing political dissent but lacking conviction I downgraded my aspirations and decided to devote this space to revisiting my favourite aphorisms. At the time it seemed practical since I had gotten into the habit of flipping through old journals, frantically re-reading notations I had scribbled years ago between the margins. It quickly became evident that my frame of thinking had changed and I began to question the meaning of these familiar words. I realized that life experiences not only change us but they change the way we engaged with aphorisms; they transform them into multifaceted complex statements about the stages of our lives. While exciting, the discovery left me uninspired and disengaged. I didn't realize at the time however, that I had unwittingly embarked on the tireless pursuit of questioning everything.
Naturally, the workplace fell victim to my new found inquisitiveness and while it was exhilarating to challenge my bosses to implement better and sounder practices, it wasn't fulfilling enough and the rest as they say, is history. I listened to some amazing podcasts and began utilizing technology for the things that mattered the most to me: continuous education. I found countless individuals fighting the good fight who asked tough questions and offered adverse views on a wide array of topics. I hadn't quite realized at the time how I would fit into the picture that was unfolding before me until I stumbled across one of the most important quotes of all time.
I realized I may not have all the answers but, I am curious and reflexive enough to ask anyone their opinion while looking for solutions. This was the moment I realized engaging with others in meaningful discussions was a passion I could no longer ignore. The desire to continue learning and the excitement of changing the way I see myself and others is a challenge worth undertaking.
Finding your purpose is no easy task and just because you find something meaningful doesn't mean that you no longer need to invest time and effort into developing your new found sense of self. I want to ask the important question s and I am keenly aware that at times they will seem irrelevant but to me, they are the fundamentals that make me who I am. History is riddled with people who have asked the right questions who have inspired the right people to effect change and if I am able to at the very least leave you, the reader, with a desire to investigate further any claims or questions posed here then I am fulfilling my own dream of effecting change one thought at a time. I once was an optimist turned realist who accepts that we all value different things and I want nothing more than to review these differences and try finding the commonality that links us to each other in order to weave a story that makes all of us fit into the bigger picture.
I hope that you can find some solace in the pages that follow and I hope that you are forgiving in any of the areas where I am lacking. Please, feel free to enlighten me as this is a quest to learn as much as possible. While it took a very long time to find a voice that was eager enough for the challenge I welcome all your criticisms and eagerly await any and all of your opinions!