Brandon Wiggins, Author and Conservationist
The pursuit of anything is nebulous.
It takes a great deal of clarity, conviction, and perseverance.
The dilemma of the 21st century human is to decide how much effort to dedicate to the pursuit of (fill in the blank). There are many distractions, delusions, and detritus. It is hard to actually tell what is important for the individual—and what is fluff.
It is not for anyone to say for another what is “fluff” and what is not. It means different things to different beings. Can my kid get into the “right” private school? Will my boss recognize the great work I’m doing? Can I ever possibly be the member of society that the media, my friends, and my parents think I should be?
Let’s take a look at the other 99-point-something percent of the bio-mass on this planet.
There are two rules for the survival and perpetuation of species in the natural world, according to Dr. Richard Merrill, a brilliant man and my mentor.
- Conservation of Energy
That’s it. Everything else is superfluous.
“Reproduction” may be translated by Homo sapiens as making a contribution to the betterment of our species. The “conservation of energy” reflects the individual’s utilization of available resources. There are only so many minutes in a day, but ever so few moments in a lifetime.
The “energy” that we conserve is finite. It serves all of us to use it wisely.