Progression and Regression


Did you ever have one of those days when you ask yourself: “What’s it all about”? The bills seem to be inversely proportional to the income?   I was having one of those days so I thought I would draw on the great minds of philosophers to find the answers.

Plato -“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”

Victor Frankl – “Man’s main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life.”

Socrates – “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something”
Albert Einstein – “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
I thought that’s ok for some old fart where  the worse thing he had to worry about is being run over by a chariot and it’s ok for some guy that survived the German death camps but I needed something a little more in keeping with the 21st century.
Why not turn to one of the most popular figures of the day? People wait with baited breath to learn what profound words of wisdom will flow like a fountain to enlighten us, the unwashed masses.
Why not turn to the the “Donald”?  Socrates and Plato had to rely on scribbling their philosophical pearls on parchment paper or sheep skin and wait centuries for their words to travel around the world. We have the advantage of modern technology, TV and the internet. Profound quotes can travel around the world reaching nearly 7 billion people at the speed of light. Off I go to YouTube to see and hear what our 21st century oracle has to say.
Wait for it,   …….The Donald – “I know big words”.
What have I learned from my little exercise – the intellectual progress of our leaders is inversely proportional to our technological advancement…. and I still have bills to pay, oh well.