2013-09-23 14.18.37I am now at the point in life where I can begin to understand that my knowledge will always be dwarfed by my ignorance.

I have been told that coming to that realization is the first step on the road to wisdom.  Hopefully, that is true.

My mind works in what I would call a Socratic style.  I ask myself questions that, on the surface, might be passed off as rhetorical but are actually efforts to examine how I have become what I have become.

I enjoy life because I can live with my own ignorance.  In fact, at my age I am a practitioner of selective ignorance.  There are just some things that I really don’t care to learn about.  That lack of interest in learning a specific subject may change any given day but as long as my ignorance is a conscious decision, I am okay with it.

I am a born-and-raised Hoosier with all the benefits and drawbacks that distinction brings with it.  I find myself to be a fiscal conservative and a social moderate.  I have found only two things in life that drive me up the wall–laziness (physical and/or mental) and a lack on honesty with self.  Those two things are probably related since it takes a lot of psychological effort to be honest with self.

I am fortunate to be at the point where I hoped I would be when I started my journey into adulthood.  The path is not even close to what I expected but the anticipated destination has been reached, at least at this point in the journey.  I have a wife who loves me unconditionally, four grown and married children and seven grandchildren. Family is fun for me–and the most important thing in my life.

I have been described as a dreamer, an arrogant bastard, a visionary and a guy full of shit.  I suspect all of those descriptors are true and all are false depending on perspective and situation.  Again, honesty with self dictates that I acknowledge and accept all of these labels.

My main purpose for writing this blog is to flush out the truth within me and by publishing it, I have to make sure I am honest or someone will call me to task.

Mine is a selfish effort with unselfish results–is it doing the right thing for the wrong reasons or doing the wrong thing for the right reasons?



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