Essay by Luke Foster
“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul and the late Edward De Bono were and are the worlds top intellectuals and now my previous education university lecturer Marianne Hulsbosch is the worlds top intellectual. A genius is just someone who is kind. Bill Gates and the Dalai Lama are geniuses. So is Hilary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice. I think the most important thing a teacher can do is remember everyones name. I wondered why people didn’t trust me and I thought it was because my pants fall down but realise now its because I can’t remember peoples names. Everyone feels valued if you remember their name. Marianne and Edward de Bono were good friends and egged each other on. De Bono was famous for coming up with the idea of lateral thinking and perhaps win win situations. De Bono showed the worlds think tanks how to use creativity to solve complex problems and school and university teachers too.
One of my favourite movies is Legally Blonde with Reese Witherspoon which broaches the importance topic of cruelty to animals. Vegans are cool and Ellen Degeneres is a talk show host, comedian and advocate for gay rights and stopping cruelty to animals.
One of my other favourite shows is the Big Bang Theory. It’s named after Stephen Hawkings revolutionary idea about the birth of the universe and influenced my spiritual idea that everything is god and is infinity. I still think I would suffer less if I had a stronger spiritual backbone. I think nerds are the glue that hold the worlds think tanks together. All nerds got bullied at school and couldn’t cope sometimes I am sure like in the Big Bang Theory.
“Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
- John 20:30-31 The New Testament Bible
The Dalai Lamas philosophy is different to mine but he has healed me no end. But has moulded my spiritual philosophy no end.
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Dalai Lama
I have never met him in person of course but through seeing him twice give talks and reading his quotes and using them in my essays and drawings.
I sent the Dalai Lama a box of art and vans shoes and a brand new iPad last year and some other things. I hope he enjoyed them. Perhaps he would have different tastes in art than me.as Tibetans love coloured sand mandalas and I have seen them a few times at cultural festivals. They intuitively explain their complex Buddhist philosophy. I am a bit sad he didn’t write back to me but I am sure he is inundated by mail and presents and only gets back to people who really need it.
Psychologists for me have unpacked my many problems and deserve to get good pay in Australia and they unpack the traumas of history in the big picture context and the think tanks intellectuals as well.
“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” Stephen Hawking
Hawkings had a revolutionary book that explained the mysteries of the universe called a Brief History of Time. He was the inspiration for not only the Big Bang Theory show title but also as the characters hero. Sheldon particularly loved him and lovingly called him wheels.
My spiritual belief is that everything is infinity and everyone is infinity and everyone is important and everything gets recycled forever and ever. Its inspired by Hawkings scientific principle.
I feel my spiritual backbone is growing slowly and one day will never suffer like the Dalai Lama.
Pope John Paul is the spiritual leader of the Catholic people and beacon of hope for all humanity.
“Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.” Pope John Paul II