Last night, Antonio Myers, Heather Reed, Robbie Barnett, Tyler Kornmehl, Nate Judge, and Jennie Friedman gathered in the Writing Center to share writings and poetry on wisdom. It was a delight to welcome new members into Free Thinkers Society! Remember: Free Thinkers Society is open to everyone interested, so be sure to join us on any given Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. in the Writing Center!
Here is some of what was shared:
Antonio Myers- “Wisdom” by Daniel from Reflections on the Dawn
A thousand lifetimes have passed since
my Passion first spoke unto me these words:
‘Go forth and speak that which is locked
within the timelessness of your soul and trust
the listener to understand.’
But the voice of my Wisdom answered:
‘It would be better, perhaps, to leave the Truth unsaid;
For the listener shall hear your words that clothe the Truth,
but will not see through the veil of their disguise.’
And hearing this caused my Passion to cry,
for he knew that Wisdom always spoke with
an enlightened reason;
And my Wisdom wept also, for there was no joy
in being right at his brother’s expense.
So now I come unto you that the thirst of my soul
be quenched and Truth be unveiled before the
eyes of this world.
Heather Reed- “Confidence” by Life in a Poem
Don’t mistake power for confidence
You’ll never never like how it ends
Take your stance and understand
Confidence is the greatest tool
Confidence is power that’s my first rule
Now weapons aren’t that sharp even from the start
But confidence is evident etched with in your brain
Confidence is sharper than any razor blade
Individuality is a packaged deal
You’ve got to trust yourself and know yourself for real
Now trying to control ain’t gonna work
Power is a tool that’s broke
Too much effort, too much mess,
Leaving a trail of broken heart and broken glass
So there’s my proof I say it with confidence
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals; adjust the action steps.” – Confucius
“The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds.” – John F. Kennedy
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Honesty is the best policy.”- Aesop
“There are three faithful friends- an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.”- Benjamin Franklin
“It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.”- Henry David Thoreau
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”- Vincent Thomas Lombardi
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”- Nelson Mandela
Nate Judge- “Wisdom for the Road” by Unknown Author
Cherish things while you still have them, before they’re gone,
and you realize how precious they really are.
Life can only be understood backwards,
but it must be lived forwards.
Everything in life is temporary.
So if things are going good,
enjoy it because it won’t last forever.
And if things are going bad,
don’t worry because it won’t last forever either.
Destiny is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be achieved.
A journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step.
Never cross a bridge
without knowing how to swim the tides.
If you could not add years to your life
Add life to your years.
Tyler Kornmehl- Original Poem by Tyler Kornmehl
Thinking is the trap of your own creation
To think is to know, but knowing is a danger
Which leads to infinite madness
Which happens to be what is called tweaking out,
But how can one stop thinking, when it is a part of life
A curse, yet a gift in which we sink into,
As though it is an abyss of chaos which we force ourselves into
Like the gates of Balthazar’s kingdom
Lock, shot, and only black and white ceaseOur mind into one.
Ms. Le- J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement