What further helps to reveal reality is when our personal thinking ceases to take reality for granted.
Life sometimes reminds us that it is sometimes heartless by giving something or someone we really need to someone who does not need or even want them or it.
Wings are like dreams. Before each flight, a bird takes a small jump, a leap of faith, believing that its wings will work. That jump can only be made with rock solid feet.
The 20th century shows that the form of government that we take for granted, a constitutional democratic republic with checks and balances and a rule of law - that form of government is usually temporary.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider.
Because it's free, easy to use, and high-quality, photography is now a fixture in our daily lives - something we take for granted.
Having lived through the transition from totalitarianism, I am acutely mindful of the need to never take for granted the basic freedoms of thought, expression and belief that democracy brings.
Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don't mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network.
The modern labor movement that began around the mid-19th century has given us many of the basic working rights that we now take for granted.
I'm a lucky guy. I don't take for granted, for one minute, what I do.
I would not take for granted that my personal life - because I knew better than anybody - that it was just a life. It was surprisingly an ordinary life.
Life is a precious gift - a gift we often take for granted until it is threatened.
Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised.
When God gives you a second chance, it's not something you take for granted.