The Long and Winding Road…

As pop philosophers, The Beatles embodied and enshrined your conversation  with the mystery that caused your first breath:

The long and winding road that leads to your door
will never disappear I’ve seen that road before.
It always leads me here; lead me to your door.
You left me standing here a long, long time ago.
Don’t keep me waiting here; lead me to your door.

They were not the first, and they will not be the last, to try to figure out what it means to journey through a lifetime.  Many approaches have been tried:

  • The big data approach crunches numbers on bio-psycho-social measurements of factors and behaviours across population masses, trying to find common patterns.
  • The experiential approach tries to gather group, cohort, or personal experiences over the long haul, highlighting differences in the unfoldment of men and women.
  • The political approach has been resisting the stigma of ageism ever since the “baby boomer” demographic bulge started pushing the limits of an enjoyable lifetime.
  • The ancient deities approach references the defining qualities of Greco-Roman gods and goddesses to focus on how your character may alter over time.
  • The archetypes approach is an interesting set of landmarks that suggests you make an inner lifetime journey from Innocent to Orphan to Wanderer to Warrior to Martyr to Magician – an end state that empowers you to transform all your memories into painless wonder.
  • The moral imperative approach simply reduces all your adventures to the dual purpose of making yourself a better person and leaving the world a better place.

The Humanity Hexagon we use at Harvest Home balances all five aspects of a better world on the foundation of the personal lifetime you live.  So becoming a better, stronger, purer person as you go, will be the engine that enables you to contribute to all other forms of progress.


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