Monday, November 05, 2001

Monday 5th November 2001 18-00 hours.
PC stability
Ok. After two weeks of relative frustration my PC now seems to
be operating in a stable mode.The new Motherboard, new HDD , new
graphic card and new OS (new to me, but only 98SE) seems to
have resolved the problems. Now I can get 'blogging' again with
a sense of continuity.

My old PC carried me through the early crisis but it is the newer
PC that is the future. Hmmm. Now that's a familiar theme. A presumption
that the 'old is better' simply because it plods along is dangerous.
I am reminded of what Kalil Gibran wrote when speaking of
children/young people:
"You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls
For their souls dwell in the House of Tomorrow, which
you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them
like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday"

I had so much old clutter, failed or outdated programmes,
bugs and unresolved problems, on my old HDD it's no wonder
everything crashed. It's good to 'clean out' by bringing
in the more progressive technology. It's the same with folk.
If 'older folk' don't expose themselves to the creativity and
unlimited imagination that are the hallmarks of youth, then
there is the risk of 'stagnating and eventually becoming inoperative
in terms of sensing the wonder of the life experience'.

"Ah, but one should have respect for age", I hear the whispered
mumblings. To which I respond, which age? For I have known
many a wise young person and many an old fool in my life.
Is not respect the right of everyone? For what reason
should respect be offered to honour years of continuing
experiential errors? Better rather to respect the creative
impulsiveness of youth that sees no man-created limitations
If an older person has not entered the 'world of respectful humility'
then they have no right to demand respect for themselves...this
is simply an "ego/power/control scenario" which probably exists to
support insecurities.

"Keep me away
from the wisdom that cannot cry,
the philosophy that cannot laugh,
and the pride
which does not bow before children/youth"

For, in truth, children/youth "are the sons and daughters of Life's
longing for itself"(Gibran again) and are the expression of Life's
progression towards perfection and paradise. That is worthy
of respect from all ages, for it is the nature of progress to
challenge 'what is' and create that which is yet to be. If that were
not so then humanity would never have become the dominant earth
species. The ability to question is the seed of creativity, improvement,
progress. For we cannot question what are subconscious is not already
resolving. The answer is in the question, huh?

That 'which was' is simply the herald, the pathmaker, for that
which is to be in Life's progressive drive towards infinity.If
I hadn't had Win95, then Win98 how could I possibly understand

So I respectfully suggest that if you are over 20 years of
age that you expose yourself regularly - and respectfully -
to the creativity of those younger than you. It's the spiritual
'new harddisk' that allows you to be fully functional in this
progression we call the life experience.

For what is the point of being in this reality if not to translate
concept into experience? Crunching the binaries of
this reality to attain the required solution, concept into experience.

What's the point of a new programme if the operating system
can't translate it into an active, creative tool?

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