By Dawn Onley
“When you think yours is the only true path you forever chain yourself to judging others and narrow the vision of God. The road to righteousness and arrogance is a parallel road that can intersect each other several times throughout a person’s life. It’s often hard to recognize one road from another. What makes them different is the road to righteousness is paved with the love of humanity. The road to arrogance is paved with the love of self.” ―Shannon L. Alder
There is so much we don’t know. We could live to be 100 years old and still never fully grasp all of the answers to life’s biggest questions – the meaning of life, what happens after we die, why do tragedies happen, what is our purpose in life, why must we suffer at times?
I’m leery of people who speak in absolutes, as if they know all of the answers. No one does. As I grow older, like Meryl Streep and Shannon Alder, I become annoyed and impatient with people who are rigid and inflexible, as if their way is the only way.
There is so much we don’t know. This keeps me humble and a student of life.
In the wide, vast world, uttering three truthful words is all it takes: “I don’t know.”