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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt


Thursday, July 13, 2023

Magical world

Imagine a world in which everything seems to happen by magic. In this world, your needs and desires are provided to you with little to no effort on your part.

Food of your choosing is magically delivered to your table. Shampoo, toothpaste, clothing, shoes, toys, and anything else you could wish for appear on your doorstep whenever you want.

Garbage and waste are magically whisked away. Limitless hours of entertainment, tailored precisely to your taste, magically and instantly appear at your command.

Such a world is not particularly difficult to imagine. Because with present-day infrastructure and technology, for the most part you are already living in it.

But when desires are automatically satisfied, it leaves you with a gnawing emptiness. And you wonder, when all you ever do is choose from menus, what provides meaning in your life?

What makes anything meaningful is not just having it, but the investment of your time and effort and resourcefulness in it. That, you come to realize, is the real magic.

— Ralph Marston

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