Trailing clouds of gloryWe are eternal. Our souls cry out for us to know eternal love and eternal values:
do we come from God,
who is our home.
~~~``` -William Wordsworth
Red poppies in Galilee
In practice, excellence is about making good choices.
Making good choices = coming home to eternal values which our souls know and love.
Good choices are about truth. Good choices help us live, love, and thrive.
Making bad choices = casting ourselves into hostile wilderness, with only a sno-cone for comfort. The sno-cone is melting.
Bad choices are about fantasy. Bad choices annihilate us.