Provoking Thought

Keeping An Open Mind

About You, Me and This Website

I know I'm repeating myself, but it's worth repeating...I'm not interested in what I already know, I'm interested in what I don't yet know. How about you?

It must come with age, because when I was younger I was too focussed on enjoying life, to question it. But as I get older, the profound questions about us, the world, and life in general, seem to matter more. In fact, my greatest dread is of putting my head on my pillow for the last time, not knowing what it had all been about! 

See, what I already know serves me well but it doesn't open me up to new knowledge and wisdom, possibilities, potentials, opportunities and personal growth.

Once we did not know what we now know, and without that new knowledge we would still be back in the Dark Ages. We were created to seek out and discover for ourselves. Just handing us knowledge on a plate would defeat our reason for being here.

There is nothing new in the world or the universe. What's there has always been there, simply waiting to be discovered. 

Here's an example: my six year old granddaughter loves playing hide the thimble. So, she covered her eyes while I placed the thimble on the mantle-piece. She opened her eyes and began searching the room without success. Eventually, I showed her where the thimble was hidden. "But I couldn't see it, I didn't know it was there" she exclaimed in disappointment. "I know" I replied, "but it was there all the time, so always keep searching, never give up."

It's the same with life, our world, the universe - all the wonders and amazing discoveries we are about to make, are there already. Even inventions consist of elements already in existence ready for us to put together.

I created this website to encourage you to wonder - to provoke thought. Only through wondering and curiosity can we discover anything. The comforts and advances of our modern life today are down to those who wondered and thought deeply about what might be and what could be; they are the true pioneers. Those who simply accept without question and who refuse to think and wonder, contribute nothing to progress and evolution.

Look, there are basically 3 types of people:

1. Those who make things happen

2. Those who watch things happen

3 And those that say "What happened?"

Anyway, that's why I created this site and the reason I'm here adding content, videos and resources, all the time thinking and wondering.

So, why are you here?

It doesn't matter, just enjoy and wonder.

Best wishes,

John (AKA, The Silver Fox).

"There is something I do not know, the knowing of which could change everything."  

Werner Erhard