I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?
Here goes blog quote #147....
"The only certain thing about the future is that it will surprise even those who have seen furthest into it."
- E. J. Hobsbawn, historian-
Where do I start here? Wow, plenty to consider on this one. Well they say history repeats itself. It does; sometimes. Then people say.... the only things certain in life are death and taxes... in other words, who knows what's coming around the corner..
Seems to me there is a bit of both here in play. History is an indicator of what HAS happened and what COULD occur again. It's kind of like past experiences... see what has happened before and learn from it.
Then its also worth noting whenever people say I' ve seen it all... guess what.. they haven't. I personally have noticed that whenever you think you have life figured out, B-A-M, you get hit with a curve ball better than No- Hitter kingpin, Nolan Ryan
Personally, I like that we don't know what the future beholds. Wouldn't it be really BORING if we knew how everything was going to play out. The unknown is what keeps things interesting.. doesn't it?
That's my view...... What Say You?