Good Morning Sunshine! Emerson said,____

Using the following quote as is, note that it is being used with singularity, but do in your own thought process include both sexes.

“Emerson once said that the world exists for the education of each man. (and woman.) ___One person, one creed, one group cannot have all the answers. What has been compiled into formulas and rules must be discovered over and over again by individuals searching for themselves. Everything that is, or will ever be, has always been. Man/woman is merely discovering or rediscovering. But if he/she ever stops searching, all is lost.” This rings true, even if it excludes women in its acknowledgments. Emerson continues. “The world is a thousand educations to a thousand searchers. We need them all to keep the balance. And in that balance there is unity, so many different, yet so alike. When we realize the importance of the other person to our own education we shall find something on which to begin building, instead of hunting ways to be destructive. Some things can be mended and some we must tear down and begin again.” I feel this is where we are at; this is the point where we must tear down an build a new world. I recall a time when many people talked of creating a better world together. Remember the famous coke commercial? We simply can not continue as we are now! I believe that there is a ying and yang to life, and that in between these lay the balance, just knowing what these “things” are gives balance to living life. We would not know what love is, if we did not understand what hate is. You can plug in any “opposite conception” and it works____I reason it this way. Truth__lies. Happiness, sadness___For all that is good__here is also bad. Knowing both good and bad or the opposites means knowing the differences between them. Having or finding a balance give us what we need to change the subject on ourselves so we do not buy into an extreme.

There is so much to learn from life. But you can not spend so much time in stacking up the pros and cons that you do not live life. How to live life well then? That is the question!

The reason I pointed out the use of man is: I recall a time when I was a kid that the sex of my playmate did not matter to me! Yet later there was all this talk about being male and female. I thought about it and I thought ya know what I see. I do see women being discriminated against, but I see men being discriminated against too. And this same discrimination is everywhere! Then I thought is it not better that we should simply talk to one another? Can we not then understand who we each are? What it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman? Why can’t that be a balanced reality. Why can’t we learn about one another and make allowances? What is fair for one should be fair for the other? I recalled. Then I thought, well I can do this myself! Because others need to see the need__the reasons for making their own changes. Good change can not happen unless we know why we should carry ourselves in better ways.

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj

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