A Quick Ode to My Ancestors
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."
- John Adams
John Adams reminds me that I am blessed to be able to study psychology and spiritual philosophy at this point in my life thanks to the hard work of the ancestors who paved my way. The Syracuse manufacturers. The construction workers. The business men. The teachers. The mayors. The milk men. The ministers. The accountants. The soldiers. And the many, many farmers. Thank you for your hard work so that I may study with all my heart topics that I believe are part of the big next steps for mankind.