“Be Safe. Don’t Rush but Don’t Delay. Love to All.”~a recent quick motherly text sent to my teen(s) en route at night.
Rush and delay are elements of progress/movement (including progress in : traffic, travel, transport, transformation, technology, etc….DUH! joanie) Too fast/too slow…(including various stops and go’s) amount to negative differing hindrances…too much hesitation/not enough = negatives of incremental movement/don’t each essentially cancel each other out cause…you’re basically stuck in the “same” place of back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, back..forward march… the “steady” space/pace in between rushing/delaying…lends to improvements/positives/safety/longevity…”actual” progress = consistency.
a consistent forward pattern/pace…accomplishing “real” progress…so, what is our s-p-a-n-o-f-p-r-o-g-r-e-s-s as humans? as breathing-fellow-fragile-life?
personally, i am not quick to “count my chickens before they hatch” – lol;)
How do we sum up/accurately measure man’s “relative” progress? (through centuries)…the nitty-gritty number/s…bottom-line…boils down logically to this (to me)…the “strongest” indicator of all combined possible improvements/positive progress/advancements by man would “strongly” impact this:
The span of our life is 70 years,
Or 80 if one is especially strong.(*Or because of special mightiness)
But they are filled with trouble and sorrow;
They quickly pass by, and away we fly. (Psalm 90:10)
the “sorrow” factor cannot be ignored!…what real progress has man made on that front?…including this which cannot be ignored: suicide is on the rise!:(
It’s 2018!!…for thousands of years human’s life span has hovered…@ 70-80 years. (an exceptional “few” have (including my Grand Ma Ella Mae)…made it to 90 and beyond…not the average nor the norm.)
Yes, a little or more progress is better than none, eh? But from my perspective…and short-life experience of 49 years…me/we still need Divine Wisdom & Divine Intervention to reach…life eternal. (To conquer sorrow takes spiritual healing, too.)
Please:) check out this excerpted past article…”They seek to defeat death” Awake! 1980: (my bold)…
In contrast to theories for prolonging human life, medical research has produced some tangible results. Better hygiene has contributed to a lengthening of the life expectancy of people in general. Infant mortality has been reduced.
Improved methods of treating diseases have been developed, enabling patients to recover from illnesses that, not long ago, would have been fatal. Advances in medical technology, coupled with better understanding of the human organism, also have produced achievements in surgery that might have been thought impossible 40 years ago.
So it is that the life expectancy of millions of individuals has been lengthened. Yet mankind’s overall life-span has not increased. Even in countries with the highest standard of living, life expectancy is about 70 or 80years. More than 3,000 years ago the Bible stated that “our years are seventy years; and if because of special mightiness they are eighty years, yet their insistence is on trouble.” That is still true today.—Ps. 90:10.