The Responsive Universe

Frederick Keonig once said “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” Mr. Keonig was a German inventor best-known for his high-speed printing press. Although, I would argue it is this quote that made him more famous. He died in 1833 but it is his words that live on.

It seems we now live in this material world where instant gratification from credit cards, iPhones and the internet seem to give us everything we want instantaneously. Gone is any pause to evaluate the intent of such wants and desires. We now live in a world where we buy now and pay later. And still, it seems when we surround ourselves with clutter and awake from the fantasy of keeping up with the Jones’s; we ask ourselves, if there is more to life? Our…

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