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Higher purpose and conspiring with the universe

Buckminster Fuller

Evelyn Rodriguez picks up on Tara’s recent commentful thread on Higher Purpose and references Buckminster Fuller. I think I’ll add him to my list of heros.

“In 1927, at the age of 32, Buckminster Fuller stood on the shores of Lake Michigan, prepared to throw himself into the freezing waters. His first child had died. He was bankrupt, discredited and jobless, and he had a wife and new-born daughter. On the verge of suicide, it suddenly struck him that his life belonged, not to himself, but to the universe. He chose at that moment to embark on what he called “an experiment to discover what the little, penniless, unknown individual might be able to do effectively on behalf of all humanity.”

Oh, and this fits nicely with The Alchemist’s assertion that, should you let it, the universe will conspire in your favor.

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