28 Nov

Hello world!

I want to welcome everyone that decided to explore this website.  It will be one of the best decisions of your life.  This is a step towards understanding a bigger part of yourself and your current reality.  I am under a firm belief that the standard package of understanding we acquired through the public school system is just enough information to be average.  And I want everyone that visits this site to see beyond their current vision of themselves; because, as Woody Harrleson said in Indecent Proposal, “even a brick wants to be something; it aspires; even a common ordinary brick wants to be something more than it already is; it wants to be something better and that is what we must be.” I believe we all secretly aspire to be better than what we already are and that is why I created this site, to help myself and everyone else to reach for that place, to strive, and dig deep to pull yourself just a little bit closer and higher than your were before you stepped into the world of ThoughtsAcknowledged.

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  1. Looking forward many more thoughts. It’s funny that you mentioned the Woody Harrelson quote from Indecent Proposal. I had an open hearted conversation with my team lead and dept manager about the lack of a work ethic amoungst my co-workers. Not only have my co-workers accepted their mediocracy, but their content with living with it as their standard of existance. I sent an email to my team lead that included the following:
    There’s part of a speech that I’ve always kept in the back of the mine, but revisit it enough that it’s one of my core values. I could never remember it word for word, but I knew who gave the speech.

    Here’s the link to the entire speech http://seattletimes.com/special/mlk/king/words/blueprint.html

    Here’s the part of the speech that has the most impact:

    This hasn’t always been true — but it will become increasingly true, and so I would urge you to study hard, to burn the midnight oil; I would say to you, don’t drop out of school. I understand all the sociological reasons, but I urge you that in spite of your economic plight, in spite of the situation that you’re forced to live in — stay in school.

    And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. don’t just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn’t do it any better.

    If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can’t be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be be the best little shrub on the side of the hill.

    Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.

    — From the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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