December 30, 2010
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
NEW YEAR THOUGHTS FROM THE BAYOU STATE
(Jim Brown repeats this week his annual New Year’s column that he has posted annually for many years. It is still quite relevant today.)
Did you make a New Year’s resolution yet? I always do. Hope and foreboding are at the top of my list and have been these past few years. The New Year always brings a promise of uncertainty. More so for most of us in the coming year. I would rather be absorbed with the more mundane things in life. But that won’t happen in the busy lives that most of us lead.
One resolution I make each year is to maintain my curiosity. It does not matter how limited your perspective or the scope of your surroundings, there is (or should be) something to wet your interest and strike your fancy. I discovered early on that there are two kinds of people; those who are curious about the world around them, and those whose shallow attentions are generally limited to those things that pertain to their own personal well-being. I just hope all those I care about fall into the former category. Continue reading “Jim Brown”