This essay says that what we see around us each day is often very hopeful & allows us to make sense of life if we apply effort and imagination.
We've got to get started.
Every day has value. All people have worth. Every place has a purpose. Almost all work is honorable.
The past may seem alluring, but it is often a trap. We've got to move ahead.
Observation is essential.
We merit things that are accessible and that respect our intelligence.
The basic materials we need to be creative and understand the world are all around us and can be used with hard work, imagination and luck.
Flexibility, connection, complexity, simplicity, accessibility and needed distance from others---Use and repeat as necessary.
It is not inconsistent to say that the whole exists in fragments. Sometimes we have to piece things together or see things from a distance.
A reason to be hopeful is because existence has structure and things work for a reason. We can at least guess that certain actions will result in hoped for outcomes.
Almost all people are able to understand complex things.
Some things require heavy lifting.
You can get a lot of thinking done at a table for one.
If we don't define ourselves, someone else will.
We can accomplish things even in environments we are not naturally suited for.
Few problems are so big that they can't be fixed.
Uncertainty is part of existence.
Though often we don't need to be told what is ahead.
But maybe sometimes we should observe the signs.
We are all trying to get across to each other.
When life gives you lemons---Take a picture, think about it and define the lemons on your terms.