Rarely does anyone win a Pulitzer prize for writing which consists of argument, analysis and logical reasoning. Pulitzers are for those who create stories, or explain and report on facts. Yet, it seems that merely expounding on what already is known is less of an accomplishment than bringing to light the secrets of the universe through logical reasoning and exposition. What is known is available to all, but what is unknown entails the additional element of discovery.
Perhaps future Pulitzers will reward a more profound form of creative writing that aims to reveal deep truths and sustainable solutions to the many problems plaguing our global community. Perhaps also future Pulitzers will focus on writings that result in peace accords, or an end to world hunger, or an understanding of our collective history as human beings. When our reward systems are designed to encourage a greater focus on our highest ideals, more individuals will be motivated to devote their mental energies to these lofty goals. As we begin to walk more steadfastly in the light of God's love, we will discover that sustainable solutions to every problem we encounter lay just beneath the surface of our existence.
Pulitzers are one of many coveted rewards for excellence in a given field. Their level of prestige makes the Pulitzer Board uniquely positioned to lead the way in rethinking and reinvisioning our system of rewards. In the health care field for example, instead of devoting billions of dollars to studying the human genome for the purpose of creating new, unique and personalized medicinal concoctions, we instead would offer equal incentives to natural healers who trust the liver's function as the body's healer and regenerator. I am confident that when all hands are on deck and all input is welcomed our lives would be transformed., our cities would be transformed, and our world would be healed.