Note: your mileage may vary. I don’t “promote” the ideas below — these are merely personal beliefs.
Rather than predict things for 2008, I had rather quietly look back what I can still distinguish with my lantern. So here are things learned in 2007.
That when we don’t succeed in something, it’s because we don’t want to. Our national train company in France doesn’t really want to run our trains on time –because if it did, it would. I don’t succeed in letting go of some responsibilities, tasks and constraints, because I don’t really want to. When I cannot find the time and peace to sit down and read a book… when I don’t feel truly happy… when I don’t complete things… it’s all because of not, simply, but truly, wanting to.
Wanting things is difficult. But that’s all it really takes.
That there is nothing that we are here to do. None of us has any duty of doing anything in particular. We don’t have to act, or speak, or share, or shine.
The world will never judge. It is simply here solely for us to shine.
That old rusty bicycles are beautiful – what sitting in a cockpit during a whole flight feels like – how not to repair a computer screen – how a gas heating system and its plumbing work – that some burglars really are stupid – that kiting barefoot is enormous fun – and that there is no thing as pleasurable as re-discovering things.