Live Boldly

Our smallest moves may trigger small or vast changes in the world we make and remake together. Trilobites have  come and gone; Tyrannosaurus has come and gone. Each  tried; each strode uphill; each did its evolutionary best. Consider that 99.9 percent of all species have come and gone. Be careful. Your own best footstep may unleash the very cascade that carries you away, and neither you nor anyone else can predict which grain will unleash the tiny or the cataclysmic alteration. Be careful, but keep on walking; you have no choice. Be as wise as you can, yet have the wisdom to admit your global ignorance. We all do the best we can, only to bring forth the conditions of our ultimate extinction, making way for new forms of life and ways to be. If we must eventually fail, what an adventure to be players at all.

Stuart Kauffman

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