I've read Emerson since youth, but only got turned on to him in old age when I did a project on compensation, the notion that for everything that happens there is a compensatory act, event or opportunity, If only we have eyes to see. Emerson's somewhat maligned essay became lucid to me in an instant. With regard to compensation, thinking certainly does make it so. What matters is what we see as compensation for what and how we tell the story to the EP. The more a story gets out in a lucid form, more signal and less noise, the greater the chance it will find its opposite part.