Posted BY: Brian Parsons

We often treat life like a destination and not a process.  We live life as though we will have arrived at some point, and when we do, we can finally let down our guard and go into auto-pilot.  We will finally have the American dream: a spouse, kids, a home, and a white picket fence.  Or perhaps once we’ve reached this point, we will have the career advancement of our dreams.  Perhaps we will reach the pinnacle of our careers, retire early, and travel the world.  Life is not a destination, but a process.

The world would like to convince us that our circumstances are unique and uniquely heinous.  Unscrupulous politicians and policies create unpleasant circumstances from which we’d prefer to depart sooner than later.  I’m reminded that a short three years ago, we were experiencing record abundance and progress, and then we were handed a global pandemic.  The truth is that though the nature of the pandemic was unique and suspect, it doesn’t begin to stack up in terms of its effect on the history of the globe.  We were fortunate in that, technologically, we were positioned to rapidly deploy treatment and care for the infirm.  We were fortunate to be able to shift our duties to remote work and learning in many cases.

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