I have had one of those weeks. I feel like writing at the oddest times. And yet when I finally settle down to write, I stare blankly at the screen as the cursor blinks. blinks. blinks.
This has been an interesting summer. I'm between opportunities, looking for challenging work where I can grow a company's presense while growing my own knowledge. I think there is nothing more exciting than learning something new. Especially by discovery. Especially when there is no path and you have a clean map -- with nothing but the destination noted.
I've been keeping up with my favorite topics -- marketing -- social media -- sustainability. And it's gratifying to read so many of the pundits express opinions that are similar to those that I carry, often in my head. For example, nothing is 100% eco-friendly. Everything is about trade-offs. Health vs cost, form vs function, efficacy vs harmfulness. It's hard to say that what is right for one person and one situation -- or company, for that matter, is right for all.
We live with ambiguity in every part of our lives. Sure, some people believe in moral absolutes, and are firm with those beliefs, but I find it difficult to maintain any kind of unwavering judgement because someone or some "higher power" dictates it to be so. I very much believe in examining the situation and using empathy to understand the choices at the time of the transgression.
Is there anything that you are so certain about that you would go to your death defending it?
Other than my kids, I'm not so sure.