By Eddie Griffin
Where we come from, where we are, and where we are headed is the subject of this discussion, because it is evident that we do not all have the same point of origin, we share a mutual presence, and we are all headed towards the future, but in separate directions.
Where are you going?
The reason I ask is because, where there is no vision, the people perish. A leader cannot lead unless he can clearly articulate what he sees for the future. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, and we shared in the optimism of the times.
There will always be a dream. They see it through rose colored glasses and forget about the trials in reaching it. And, each new generation comes into the picture, wearing a new pair of rose colored glasses. They come into the theater in the middle of the picture, while the graying generation is on its way out.
As the old gives way to the new, the newborn takes the baton in order to continue in the race. But if the baton is dropped, the race is lost.
We must look at the picture, from beginning to end, realizing the relativity of our position in the time-space matrix.
We must look at the particular, then look at the general, and back to the particular, in order to see where a particular situation fits into the big picture, and how it affects the broader situation. We must proceed from the micro to the macro, back to the micro, in order to diagnose the overall situation, by understanding its smaller component parts.
In looking at Planet Earth 2010, relative to our position, we see a downward spiral in human intelligence. The species is relegated to only seeing and living for today, not knowing from whence they come, nor where they are going. This mindset is prone to error. The analogy is like trying to hit a moving target in time T (future) by aiming at time T (now). These young men and women fall short of their expectation: Their thinking is static, not dynamic.