When someone deals you a hand, sometimes it’s a good hand, and sometimes it’s a bad hand. But it’s not about the hand. It’s how you play it.
Our most successful stories on Facebook often aren’t news-pegged—that is, they’re not about recent or upcoming events. Instead, they are what journalists call “evergreen” stories—essays about diets, Millennials, and happiness, studies on coffee and decision-making, or beautiful photos.
All of nature, all of the given “world,” is in fact a work of art. Only the human consciousness can register it. But all of creation participates. Is this a sentimental notion, is it perhaps romantically far-fetched? I really don’t think so: it’s the only possible conclusion. And that certain creatures evolved their forms of beauty before the world actually had eyes… before it had any “eyes” at all… seems to me evidence (poetic if nothing else) that evolution, or whatever is meant by evolution, already included the highest form of consciousness at the very start: anticipated it, I mean.