The root of ecology is consequences. An ecology of life explains the result of interactions over time. An ecology of two people (in the past, present or future) reveals how both people change after colliding.

We deal in this kind of ecology all the time. We reflect on an interaction or meeting, anticipate our words and actions, and inhabit moments of being within another’s sphere.

Theories of time and relativity suspect certain ecological rendezvous of being hinge points in our lives- the day you choose college or meet the person you fall in love with.

Deeper thinking reveals these hinge points to be important but not solitary in their makeup. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit; in the same way, apathy is a habit we choose. Every decision made, habit built, leads to hinge points where we are either in control or powerless over the consequences.

A healthy framework is a preparation mindset that grows our life around readiness to approach consequences with humility and hope.

What did you notice today? ///

Author: Ben Fridge

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