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One of the readers of this blog, R. Lee Darby, offers interesting and well-written comments, that often conflict with my views on the particular subject of the post. For example, he disagreed with my old geezer quotidian-like way of wearing shoes. I had described a method for improving shoelaces. It was a tiny thing but this problem with shoelaces has bothered billions of people and could be improved almost immediately and almost without cost. It is a lump at the tip end of a shoelace or rope that would indicate to the person using it that they had reached the end of their rope. So to speak.

What could be more trivial than a little bump at the tip of a shoelace, and yet because of his comments, I immediately purchased a new pair of shoes. They are Thinsulate shoes, that he recommended. I’ve been wearing them for a couple of weeks now and find them perfect for some applications and terrible for others. First the bad! Never wear these shoes in a grassy field where there are one-way stickers, like cheat-grass, because a minute in the field equals an hour picking these tiny stickers out of the shoes.

On the other hand, or in this case the other foot, these are the best shoes I’ve ever worn for sitting about the house perusing various forms of media, like my recently updated Android phone, or my two millennia-old Stoic books. I guess that makes me a geeky geezer.

What is important about these communications with someone who disagrees with me about some things is that they are examples of kindness that will possibly give an uptick to R. Lee Darby’s hopes for a better world.



This version, #27, is revealed to me at this time as …

We seek unbounded hope for our future by doing another unique kind act, and by:

1. —exploring the orderly nature of our bountiful Universe, so we can help ourselves and others benefit from everything that it makes possible.

2. —striving to physically survive as individuals and as a species by seeking opportunities to live and participate in every favorable place.

3. —creating open-ended attractor goals, so you and I and all living beings can have meaningful lives within our personal worlds.

4. —becoming known to everyone as dedicating our wisdom and energy to alleviating the suffering of all beings.

5. —helping everyone to find meaning in their lives by helping them to find a personal path to kind acts and thus to unbounded hope.

6. —making a habit of giving our attention to individuals and acknowledging their wisdom and kind acts within our shared Universe.

7. —appreciating that we as people expressing diverse views to one another are more likely to discover the bounty of our Universe and the beautiful new ways we may choose to live our lives.



The main point is #27
“We seek unbounded hope for our future by doing another unique kind act, and by:

7. —appreciating that we as people expressing diverse views to one another are more likely to discover the bounty of our Universe and the beautiful new ways we may choose to live our lives.”

I never would have found these very warm shoes without his comments, and they really do help keep my feet warmer than just wearing wool socks. … Thank You.

And secondly:
“We seek unbounded hope for our future by doing another unique kind act, and by:
6. —making a habit of giving our attention to individuals and acknowledging their wisdom and kind acts within our shared Universe.”

I appreciate the attention and friendly disagreement. It really helps give meaning to another person’s life, in this case, mine. Thank you, R. Lee Darby.