At the start of this new year we welcome and congratulate all of us who made it! Although 2017 will always be a reference, we now live at start of 2018. The beginning of a new year offers afresh, the promise of possibilities to be achieved. Which also fosters hopes of new accomplishments and successes. While each word has utility; there’s one concept that holds an unique power. And we propose that concept is the word: If.
If is a word which is only two letters long. Yet it holds the power to bring most ideas and concepts under its’ control. Plus makes almost every conceivable possibility valid under its’ management. This gives people a way to mutually consider things that are not real. And to examine a sense of the future and what it may hold. As well as consider new concepts, which may be created on the drawing board of if. For the idea of if makes possible a conditional world, or state of things. Because we may ponder them although they may or may not actually exist.
There is liberating power in examining what may be. Beyond merely grasping what now exists. And sharing these considerations with others through language, has helped put humanity in the position it now enjoys. Which is the dominant authority on this planet. While that same skill for conditional examination allowed us to discover how to place physical objects on other worlds. More than that, our ongoing explorations give us greater a understanding of what is. And increasing informs the insight which will determine how, or whether, we continue to flourish.
For how we use it to create and share, potential realities with others; helps form the actual realities we ultimately must live with. As the cooperative systems of communication form much of the path for our human desire to understand one another. Since it is in our collective self-interest to preserve, and bolster these idea sharing skills. For the better we are at effectively transferring meaningful ideas, the more likely we are to generate a path that best leads to our mutual survival. And it is clear we work wonders, when we work together.
Therefore we have a biased belief that the human race should survive. Because an important aspect of assuring that worthy outcome is working collectively. Combing our thoughts and talents to determine the most likely survival strategies ahead of time. So we recommend bold, and liberal, use of the concept of if; as you plan your new year. And we believe the exercise of challenging the current understanding of what is possible, has merit on its’ own. If for no other reason than to keep one in tune with the choices they actually have. This day can hold the promise, and the seeds, of a productive and successful 2018. If you plan for it.
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Happy New Year,
J. A. Stubbs, Editor-In-Chief
Forgotten Lore Publishing, llc