Nihilo, nothing is impossible

Nothing is impossible

Nihilo, nothing is impossible

By: Teddy Alshaer

In this world, where scientists discover what is and where engineers create what could never be, we are bound by the idea that life is a beautiful thing in itself, and what inspires the human mind is the endless journey to which we strive to understand all. An exploration of the possibilities that shape our world to become a better one is why we continue even after all failed attempts, losses, and calamities. We know that while the truth is elusive, we may eventually reveal it, even if we die trying. We know that however difficult it may be to reach the top of that mountain, it is still worth all the money in the world. Knowledge behooves mankind in that the value of knowledge is as mighty as power alone. Money alone is, yet, a means to an end. The power of knowledge allows us to define ourselves and our environment. Together with innovation, we can accomplish many things. The moon, the Higgs-boson particle, and even billion-dollar submarines that take us around the globe–not once, but several–are all examples of how money is not true to our destiny and that where there is a will, nothing is impossible. 

As we look to ourselves and ask, “How can I make this happen?” and “How can I make this work?” We relinquish all our earnings just to discover something great. Then, we soon realize that the process is a long and arduous one that we end up committing to even though we did not intend on it. The human survival mechanism that is engrained within our biology makes us resilient and defaults us to the only options that are availed making our only choices between life and death. That is why we are engineers and scientists, mathematicians and philosophers, artists and communicators, and teachers and librarians. Essentially, we are incumbent to our own better selves. This better self is what produces our dreams, our visions, our innovation, our perseverance, and our genius. This streak of genius that has prevailed our ancestors and who we are today is why we will never default to anything less than that of our most late pioneers. That knowledge has been passed down even if it isn’t first hand. There will be a point in time for us to remember how knowledge changed the world even if you didn’t know it–it would happen right before your eyes. 

When that change occurs, the human adapts and does so with no real negative effect, it happens as we embrace the beauty of nature. Nature changes like the seasons, volcanic formations, tectonic plate shifting, and meteorological events that do harm, yet, we find solace and tranquility with our creative spirit. This genius produces our escape and our shelter, it produces the imaginary world in which children live and see everything so innocently. We are the highest of survivors, we are the embodiment of the fittest. Change only hurts when we are comfortable, and when we are not, we do something about it to prevent that discomfort. That is a guarantee.

This notion, that nothing is impossible, guides our god-given, naturally selected, and scientific human nature. We never stop at the impossible, we find out everything we can about each challenge to turn it inside out and unravel its inner workings. We come up with theories, we test, we observe, and we enhance our way of life by doing so. This is the beauty of our human existence. To make better our world, our lives, gives us the time to do what we truly love. It is the unusual paradox that love is the root of all of our determinations. It makes us want to work to discover a cure to save a loved one, work to create tools to feed and stay healthy and happy, work to produce time saving processes that allow us to sit back and relax and enjoy the world for what it was–an untouched oasis that had nothing but purity and tranquility until we arrived. This is the paradox in which we live, we deconstruct to construct to bring us back to the world were born into––what a fantastic example of love. Now, ask yourself, why do you do what you do and what is it truly for? 

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