There are core aspects to the particulars of this life that I believe will pass most by. Topics like these are not taught in school, the media or brought up in everyday conversations. I may never understand why these pivotal lessons need to be discovered by way of gathering information yourself. That is too large of a time burden to be placed on the student. It should come up in the early years long before college which only some choose to participate in. A favorite song of mine contains the lyrics "I'll ride the wave where it takes me." This chorus, to me, is about non-forcing. It makes me think about the teachings of Wu wei, roughly translated as effortless action. I like to think that this body of work was laid down in a similar fashion. It did take perseverance and is the biggest project I have done in my life, but I didn't force it to go in a direction opposite to its natural flow. My early career was about limiting my potential and a great deal of settling. The money was the justification for doing the work. By reversing my priorities I am completely open to making what matters to me and in this process I hope it others will see its value and become important to them as well.
This might be the closest thing I have done to writing a book. My being an unknown means that many will not take the time to read my full story. Everyone has limited time so I made it easy to skip to the most relevant section if you just want to read about three or four pages then this format will accommodate for that. All the pages were meant to go one after another so reading everything in order will give a more complete context. I hope you find many writings that are useful to you!
The term 20/20 Vision in the title is a play on words. The 2020s is the current decade and 20/20 is a way to measure how good your eye sight is. I just discovered that 20/20 Vision isn’t necessarily perfect vision because my eye doctor told me I could see that well and I can attest that it isn’t perfect. The “20” just refers to how well you can see something 20 feet away. My understanding of this world isn’t perfect either, it’s just magnitudes better than it used to be. I was troubled by the term “hindsight is 20/20” which I heard from someone shrugging off a catastrophe in their life like you could only see the problem once you’ve gone though it. Many hardships can be resolved in the present. That is why I title this work “The Present Can Be 20/20.”