Skipping the binary and choosing the shades in between – April 13th – 19th, 2021

April 19, 2021



Skipping the binary and choosing the shades in between – April 13th – 19th, 2021





When was the last time you made a mistake?  Or an error?  Be it a spelling error or a view or an expression error?  Mistakes and errors are what make us human.  Doesn’t error invite questions?  What have I done?  What can I fix?  How can I learn from my mistake and do better?  What is the opportunity for me here to do what is right?  To be better?


There are not just two ways of looking at things.  As there are not just two groups such as victims and oppressors.  We are all human and full in this humanity.  And that includes errors we make.  Everything changes it seems.  A day into a night.  Winter into spring.  Are you the same person you were a decade ago?  Do you see things differently?  If so how?


As it applies to our human nature, the same goes for technology.  It is not perfect.  It creates a lot of value but it has a price.  And often, just as we do, it fails.  Yet, just like us, it can also get better.


Has an ATM machine ever eaten your money?  The one I used has.  Yet, thankfully there is some back up system that can vouch for the deposit made. A phone number to call.  A live person to talk with.  Perhaps just as the beyond our imagination higher power system, which keeps track of our own thoughts and deeds deposits and withdrawals.  Such us our sincerity to do the right thing and our work behind it.


This past week, there was a lot of talk about data breach with ParkMobile as read it here: April 15, 2021 – ParkMobile parking app data breach – 21M user records stolen, sold.  It seems every other article was focusing on this data hack.  Suddenly the benefits of the contactless, touchless system of the app were out-weighted.  Human nature of sticks and carrots.  We seem not remember the carrots.  They don’t stick as the Velcro sticking sticks.


Yes, we have a choice.  To choose gratitude.  To celebrate our differences.  To be inspired and motivated by our diverse thinking.  And no matter what to always do what is right to do first.


I got my first vaccine this past weekend.  It truly felt as a right thing to do perhaps not just for myself but for others.  For my fragile elderly parents and any human being I interact with.  Do I have absolute certainty that the vaccine works?  No because science is changeable and it always evolves.  I only have one certainty and that is in my Lord, my unshakable faith in Him and that every day is a gift.


How I want to spend it – in doing my best and in appreciation vs complaining and pointing fingers and criticizing, that is my choice.  A choice that changes everything because as William James said, “The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.”

Thank you.



Astrid Ambroziak


Creative Director

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