In the wordless world, also known as evolution, nature, or the wild, think and thought don’t exist for self-evident reasons.
Among the word-users, the tendency is to think it is our thinking that got us here, makes us unique, and separates us from the wordless, that is from everything in the universe except us.
As Henry Ford would have it, “If you think you can, or if you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Kidding aside, thinking thoughts matters, of course, but at the same time everybody knows the world we live in—complete with the promoters of “Life sucks and then you die,” “The doomsday clock is nearer to apocalypse than ever,” “I see no hope for the future”—is, in fact, the world of our own making, and that it won’t be changed, let alone made better, by the same thoughts that create it.
In the beginning is the thought? Thinking it is our thinking that got us here would be forgetting what got us here in the first place. We cannot change what is.
In the beginning is the word, a fact that can be denied only by confirming it. But you can tip the balance in your favor.
Think good words.
“Words become works.”– Seneca
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