"...the kind of people who accentuate the positive. In this world, the optimists have it, not because they are always right, but because they are positive. Even when wrong, they are positive, and that is the way of achievement, correction, improvement, and success. Educated, eyes-open optimism pays; pessimism can only offer the empty consolation of being right.
The one lesson that emerges is the need to keep trying. No miracles. No perfection. No millennium. No apocalypse. We must cultivate a skeptical faith, avoid dogma, listen and watch well, try to clarify and define ends, the better to choose means.
... I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore choose life. - Deut. 30:19" - D. Landis
16 Junie 2009
Die vakansie en so week of wat daarna die boek van David Landis klaar gelees. Ek dink die laaste gedeelte van die boek som die kwessie vir my op:
Van Garies af het ons Leliefontein om gery, en toe net onder die Namakwa-nasionale park verby na Hondeklipbaai. As die tannie op die GPS n...
Today we walked in Cape Town Clowned Wondere...
It started earlier this year when Gerhard and I went climbing at Hellfire. Making/drinking some coffee (it was only 6:00 in the morning and...