While researching the possible title of a new book, I googled the title I’m considering.

Nothing exact came up and that may be as close as I can get to ‘being original’.

I’ve realized for several years that as a front-runner of the Baby Boomers, whatever I decide I need or want to do, it soon shows up as a “trend.”

I think I’m being original, and suddenly find “There is nothing new under the sun”!

Or “everybody’s doing it.” (I know a little song about that that came in handy when my children were young! Next blog. Stay tuned!”)

Imagine that? Why am I surprised to find King Solomon’s wisdom did not just apply to 900 B.C.?

But in my searching I came across this quote:
“An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about the ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or of Practical Reason is idiocy. If a man’s mind is open on these things, let his mouth at least be shut. He can say nothing to the purpose.” Ahem. That’s pretty straight forward from a very learned and respected man, C.S. Lewis in The Abolition of Man

But what is “ultimate”?
I would add there is no need to have an open mind about “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is admirable…” These things are ultimate.

“If anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”

You can’t go wrong with this wisdom considering it’s from the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Philippians.