Thursday, December 17, 2009

127 - Sustainability

Sustainability isn't about the quick fix or the cheap solution. Generally it means making a commitment and trying, as best we can, to honor it. In any worthwhile enterprise, from protecting the environment to preserving a relationship, we are going to encounter difficulties. The good life is not a problem-free life. In point of fact, the process of overcoming adversity often produces some of the most rewarding experiences we will ever have. Human beings need to be challenged to 'test their mettle,' as it were. Throwing in the towel at the first sign of trouble or small inkling of distress may be the easy thing to do, but it doesn't help our self-concept. Most of life's troubles can be overcome if we are willing to work through them with patience. Michael Schuler


Karen said...

The symbolism in this image is so strong that I feel a sense of dread when looking at those oncoming headlights that is poignant beyond reason. It is almost like watching an oncoming train and knowing it will hit whatever happens to be in its path. The reasonable person must do something proactive or always live with regret.

Walter Neiger said...

what a brilliant image to this theme and such wise words ... I hope our heads of state read these also!

Anna said...

Beautiful as always.

Mike wishing you merry christmas, lots of love, happiness, joy and good health. Happy New Year.

Thanks for good blogging year. Take care.

Anna :)

Sam Gray said...

Really enjoy the mood of this image...simplicity of design and subtle color. Nice shot!