Asimov Thinks It
In his novel, "The End of Eternity," Issac Asimov wrote, "Out of danger and restless insecurity comes the force that pushes mankind to newer and loftier conquests." In the same novel, Asimov explains the limitations mankind may put upon themselves if they learn to control their future: "Any system like Eternity, which allows men to choose their own future, will end by choosing safety and mediocrity, and in such a Reality the stars are out of reach." Asimov predicts, if we are able to control our future too well, we will lose our ability to thrive. In "The End of Eternity" mankind is able to alter mistakes, e.g., rebellions and wars, by going back in time and tweaking a causal point such that the perceived tragedy does not occur. Why do I tell you this? It goes to my painting 2017 No.13. I have allowed it to rebel. It is like nothing I have seen before. Now I must tackle it as one does a rebellion, working to find a reality that works. I am reaching for the stars!
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