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“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.”

The quote was attributed to Henry David Thoreau, who died 40 years before Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the sky.

Was it a prayer?

Was it a sarcastic comment?

Or, was it a declaration of lost hope?

Today, millions of people are flying the skies every single day. Granted, we do want to support the airlines that are attempting to reduce their carbon footprints. Moreover we can become more familiar with a foresight that isn’t tainted with sarcasm or negativity.

The point of foresight is not to know the future, but to witness to a future designed by wisdom, courage, impartiality, and love.

 

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