Starved for Beauty

20161112_152326The remnants of something once beautiful. The residue of time, evidence of its harsh treatment of apathy and impudence.

We cannot realistically aspire to lofty ideals if we are unwilling to invest the hard work greatness requires.

Changing the world requires changing, first, ourselves. And that necessity is unreachable when one finally, in one’s later years, realizes transformational change can be successfully accomplished only in youth.

But youth is a period in which change is natural, gradual, almost imperceptible. Radical change, mind-altering change, requires the experience unavailable to youth.

That’s the paradox.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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