What goal in life?
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière (1622 – 1673), was a French playwright. He wrote many theater plays that one can comment indefinitely. (from Wikipedia)
I choose this one today to show that there are 2 ways to live our lives, because talking about death, ends up inevitably by talking about life.
Is the future an extrapolation of the past, or is it a volontary quest to a goal? Whatever goal it is?
Extrapolation of the past doesn’t work that well. I imagined all my life that I had inherited a lamp-factory at the time of gas. Would I had the vision of their transformation to electricity, or should I optimize this technology thoroughly? If I had the vision, would I have the support of the shareholders? Bankers? Would that vision be in advance, on time or too late? Nobody knows. But What I know is that prophets usually dies for being right, but in advance.
But, looking at the other end means determining a target, believing in the path to hit it, and make it happen. You might be the only one to believe in it. Look at investions history, and investors struggle. You just should not be afraid of it, and burn your ressources to hit the target. When I say burn, I think about Columbus who burned his vessels to hit the American coast faster. These visionary persons usually have the feeling, right or wrong, to accomplish Something bigger than themselves.
Once death is past, our way down on earth is done, and nothing can be changed. If we want to have a feeling of accomplishment, better aim at a target, miss it or not, than extrapolation of the past that will only give a feeling of emptiness.
We will discuss it, on the other side, if there is one!