This I Believe

Ronnie - Micanopy, Florida
Entered on November 21, 2006
Age Group: 50 - 65
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This I believe describes the identity of humanity in perspective.

The culture of my youth with its ethnic or racial tags. The social and economic status of my family and neighborhood. The merit or failure of my evolution in the face of life’s challenges. The chance exposure of gregarious and endearing people who foster love and respect, or people of opposite disposition who provoke my animalism.

All of the above are but a rendering of some shades of me. All of the above are but a stage of my past; my ability or failure to act out my part is reflected in my story. The cover of my book may merely suggest a few clues of who resides within. The printed words and photographs may reveal some character predilections, associations or physical stature. The person I have become is revealed between the lines.

Bottom line: my life is about choices, my own and all persons associated with it. The act and react in my life cycles are determined by environment, social acceptance and emotional growth. My success or failure reflects on the success or failure of the society I find myself in. We all have a hand in the well being of others and consequently ourselves, lets make the best of it.

My greatest pleasure is to say the most with the least of words, with that in mind I have tried to summerize the above:

Maxims of life defined.

Reality: a unique perspective.

Truth: a short lived oblique awakening.

Life’s gift: a cornucopia of choices in fortune and strife, driven by the environment, temperament, and the road taken.