Some of the discoveries we make in life, and the revelations and the understanding we glean from them, can be shared with others in what I like to call 'teachable moments.' Learning to discern which ones are gifts to us, and us alone, can be more difficult.
Some diamonds in the rough are meant to remain where they are, hidden just for you. They are not to be mined, cut, polished and sold to the highest bidder, or given to someone for whom they hold no value.
In this frenzied age of information and heyday of sensationalist media where literally everything is served up for consumption, where truth, falsehood, beauty and vulgarity all share the same digital real estate, there is a very real danger that we will begin to lose the ability to recognize that which is truly precious, valuable, perhaps even sacred.
All that glitters is not gold, and not all gold should be bought or sold.
Posted January 9, 2017.
Diamonds In The Rough © 2017 by Kris Peterson.