Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ogallala

The last great depression was a terrible time for all involved.  What made it even worse, and practically unbearable was the onslaught of drought - at the worst possible moment, water stopped falling from the sky.  Farming practices loosened the soil and as the wind kicked up - at the height of it - some 100 million acres were nothing but dust.  Many fled, a few stayed and faced their fear.  What did they discover?  The Ogallala Aquafer - a huge reservoir of water just below their feet.  This story reminds me so much of Napoleon Hill who says it is a 'law' of nature that 'Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit" - There is that all too familiar Santayana quote - 'Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it' - and while this is true, it is equally true that there is always a way for those who search for it!



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1 Comments:

At October 26, 2008 at 9:33 PM , Blogger lenient said...

The korean word meaning 'crisis' is '危機'. I believe that Korea, China and Japan shares this word. It is the composition of 'crisis' and 'opportunity'. A crisis is a critical time which bears seeds for changes. As we believe, it is up to our consciousness and mind.

 

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