Sunday, 5 December 2010

Consequences

"What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. "  

I had an email today from Sheffield Museums with this quote on it by John Ruskin. I posted it as my status on Facebook (rather rashly, maybe) and now feel I should elaborate on the sentiments. If I don’t, then I could be guilty of dwelling on things of little consequence simply by not doing something. Or would I?
My initial reaction was that yes, the “doing” is the most important thing. But on second thoughts, as most things, one is no good without the other. Doing something without believing in it or believing without thinking first, is definitely not the way to go. I must think, then decide what I believe and then base my actions on this. The results of my actions will then reflect on my future thinking and beliefs. Everything goes full circle.

And considering this, I wait with anticipation for the consequence of this blog post.