Optical Engineering • Open AccessGiving Thanks and New Year’s Resolutions
So it is the time of year to give thanks for last year and to make New Year’s resolutions for this year. These exercises keep me grounded. As Gandhi stated, “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” It sure seems like life flies past faster and faster, and it reminds me of Fermat’s Principle: “Light takes the path of least time.” I am glad that Fermat’s Principle replaced one of the previous ideas that “light takes the path of least distance.” My life is certainly taking the path of least time and not the path of least distance. I know this because I have had some huge ups and downs (a crooked path) in the past five years and this past year has held true to the pattern.