The Power of the Voice

And I still hear his voice in my head. Slightly husky, and a little more past the midnight side in the bass range. Barking out orders and commands, or soothing and reassuring when the yellow jackets stung.

There is a magic quality to the human voice which cannot be adequately described with words. One has to hear the voice to know the magic. The importance of the voice cannot be quantified in the development of humanity or the achievements of humanity. It is paramount.

I remember JFK for his voice, and I believed him when he said we would put a man on the moon.

I remember Martin Luther King for his voice, and I still believe in his dream. ..

There are many times you just know that someone loves you, or you love them. Only the human voice has the capability to actually verbally affirm that love.

Use it while you can.

The Most Important Thing

I hate to be morbid, but it’s just a way to get a point across.

Imagine yourself on your deathbed. What things would be the most important to you…..excluding your relationship whether real or perceived, with your creator?

Are the things which you can think of, make a list of….are those things what are most important to you right now?

If the answer is no….why not?

If the answer is yes, then congratulations for being a good person.

Man’s Worst Trait

The most difficult trait for humanity to overcome, is in my opinion, aggression.

That trait, along with Homo sapiens natural proclivity to stay together in first familial, and then tribal groups, has enabled us to survive and thrive.

Clashes over territory which contained game and wild fruit and roots escalated over the centuries into what we have now.

Wars over territory, differences in ideology, and the right to control the fates of massive numbers of other human beings, are taking place every day.

All this wasn’t quite as dangerous when our ancestors were using rocks and sharpened sticks. Now however, a small percentage of humans, known as the “genius inventors” have given mankind weapons of mass destruction.

Not all human beings have the temperament to be in charge of these terrible, awful weapons. Too much aggression….not enough temperance.

The time to search for a way to reduce human aggression as our main trait for survival….is now. I’d like for all my descendants to have a decent world to inherit. How about you?