The etymology of enthusiasm is, to have god within.

It would be comforting to have a special faith, and to believe in resurrection, afterlife, or reincarnation. But after thousands of years of humanities believing in these fairy tales, no evidence or proofs have ever surfaced. Reincarnation is the most appealing to me of the many choices. But if I analyze the millenniums that wisdom should have accumulated in reincarnated individuals, there should be more talented and smart people on the earth, including more statesmen. Instead we have orangutans running for office, politicians that only think of power and personal enrichment, an unholy alliance between big government, big business, and big media, all benefiting by billions of dollars from this partnership. How are we to have faith, have enthusiasm about trying to improve the world, and ourselves, faced with the realities of our lives? It ain’t easy, but we still have to try.

Perhaps, to be more objectively analytical, considering action and time are life’s most important concepts, we should concentrate our beliefs and faiths in taking advantage of what we have and do it in a timely fashion. In this life, all we see and touch, is all we will ever have. This is not a dress rehearsal, soak it up and do it now. Satoru

Motivation and enthusiasm.

Motivation and enthusiasm fed each other.

The root of the word enthusiasm comes from the Greece enthu to have God within.

In my dating days I went out with many women of different backgrounds and ages. The older women, even though they more frequently knew what they wanted, were hesitant to go after a man. They had been raised to believe that the man should be the aggressor and so they hardly ever telephoned. Instead they waited for the man to call them, the proper way.

The younger women by comparison, were raised as a television generation. On television programs, unless there is an action drama or movie, we just see talking heads. The younger women took the initiative. They called and even though they were less solvent economically, they invited you out for dinner. Guess who had more success and who went out just for the sake of going out? Guess who met more people and networked more often?

If you are sensitive and polite, you can be as aggressive as you wish.