Oscar Wilde: Freemason Wisdom *Revisited*

by Midnight Freemason Founder
Todd E. Creason, 33˚

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

~Oscar Wilde
Apollo University Lodge #357
Oxford England

From the Editor - Published almost six years ago, this piece received some good traction even at a time when the Midnight Freemasons weren’t so big. It speaks to the nature of truly living. Oscar Wilde being one of the crafts most prolific thinkers has been quoted countless times, however this one is one of my favorites. Enjoy

We are the designers of our own lives. We make all the decisions, good and bad. It's easy to look at your life as something that happens to you, instead of something you're in charge of. The truth is, it's up to us whether we participate in life, or sit back and watch it pass by.

Perhaps you're thinking to yourself right now "yeah, someday when I'm not so busy, and I have more time, I'd really like to spend more time enjoying life." But nobody knows how much time they have on earth. It could all be over in another eighty years, or before the sun goes down today. There are too many unknowns in life to assume you can do things tomorrow, or ten years from now, or when you retire maybe. If you really want to get into the game, shouldn't you do that today?

If not now, then when?


Todd E. Creason, 33° is the Founder of the Midnight Freemasons blog and is a regular contributor. He is the award winning author of several books and novels, including the Famous American Freemasons series. He is the author of the From Labor to Refreshment blog. He is the Worshipful Master of Homer Lodge No. 199 and a Past Master of Ogden Lodge No. 754, where is currently serves as Secretary. He is the Sovereign Master of the Eastern Illinois Council No. 356 Allied Masonic Degrees. He is a Fellow at the Missouri Lodge of Research. (FMLR) and a charter member of a new Illinois Royal Arch Chapter, Admiration Chapter U.D. You can contact him at: webmaster@toddcreason.org

1 comment:

  1. As well as being in some sence true, this is also quite naïve. Many of us have found ourselves in places in life we did defenatly not choose to be in, and to where the road was paved by the rigth decisions. And yet, here we are in rather misarable places without real possibilities to get out by our own choice.

    To grow as a human is not only about learning to take ownership of ones situation but also about accepting circumstances and walking straight when others don´t. Even when the stragith way is the way of suffering.

    Brotherly regards
    Per Börjel, VIIth degree Swedish Order of Freemasons


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