Wisdom is not knowing what is right and what is wrong. Wisdom is knowing what is right and what is more right.

Not harming animals is important. Not harming people is more important. Giving kindness to strangers is important. Giving kindness to your family is more important. Earning a living is important. Creating meaning in living is more important.

Wisdom is finding the balance. Today, everyone has a cause, an opinion – everyone has values and principles they hold to be true. Some value transparency and others modesty. Some value speed and others safety. What if your version of reality is only half the story? Let’s look at the other side of the coin.

When I accepted upon myself this writing challenge, I thought I was only accepting a fifteen-minute commitment, one thought a day – a small effort. In truth, I’ve accepted upon myself much more. Writing is hard. Thinking is hard. Commitment is hard. There’s too much to say in too little time. The clock is ticking. Life is hard. There’s too much to do in too little time. We won’t live forever. The page is blank, and the pen is in your hand. What will you write?

Throw the T.V. out the window. Grab a hammer and smash the smartphone to pieces. Make a bonfire in the backyard with all the other gadgets. Disconnect and take control. For thousands of years humans have thrived without the Internet. Our ancestors got around fine without cars. Before the washing machine, they wore dirty clothes. Technology is not eternal. Human relationships are eternal. Does technology enhance relationships? Or does technology simulate relationships? Connecting to our real essence is eternal. Does technology help us understand ourselves? Or does technology confuse and distract us? Everyone agrees technology has decreased our ability to concentrate on one thing at a time. The T.V. (changing the scene every few seconds) by design teaches viewers not to pay attention on one thing for a long time. Technology, like everything else in life, can be used for either good or bad, to create or destroy.