As I was walking to work this morning I worked through a number of theoretical suppositions and tallied up a few more design and ecopreneurial concepts.
When I got to work, I found the following Teddy Roosevelt epiphany waiting for me on my desktop …
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
I think this particular epiphany is quite fitting for me today given my early morning thinking. The only addition I wish to make is that we should all be doing what we can, with what we have, where we are, with who we are. I suppose that “who” we are falls under Teddy’s heading of “what we can” … but being me, I wanted to clarify.
I believe that being true to one’s nature is the most noble thing that a human being can ever do … yes, even if this means being a bastard. The world still needs bastards, if only to create the contrast that allows us to have heroes and martyrs.
Now, if it was only that easy for us to each “know” without any doubt what our nature’s are.
As for me, I think one of my strongest traits is a proclivity for mutability. And yes, I too find that odd given the “fixed” nature I exhibited as a young child and teenager. Perhaps my parents and friends succeeded in polishing off the rougher edges of my nature. Whatever the reasons … I know I am still pursuing growth, and I think I will be until the day I step into the grave.