May 26, 2016

WHAT YOU WILL, NOT WHAT YOU DON'T


"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."

Confucius 5th century BC Chinese teacher/philosopher

You might think ignorance implies stupidity.

It doesn't.

Ignorance is only about what you don't yet know and there's no limit on how much you can know. 

May 25, 2016

SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT


"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength."

Corrie Ten Boom, 20th century author

This suggests we should just put worry aside and deal with problems as they arise.

I wish it were that simple.

But we can reduce, if not eliminate, much of what we do worry about.

It's well worth the effort.

May 24, 2016

YOU LOSE, PERIOD, WHEN YOU LOSE CONTROL


"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."

Mark Twain, 19th century American author/humorist

Not sure how this might apply to you?

If not you might have a much bigger anger management problem than you think.

May 23, 2016

A MAJOR VIRTUE


"Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet."

Jean-Jacques Rousseau 18th century French philosopher

I rest Mr. Rousseau's case if you think you don't have time to understand what this means.

May 20, 2016

YOUR WAY, MY WAY, THE RIGHT WAY


"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."

George S. Patton, General US Army WWII

Differences of opinion must ultimately be resolved if there is to be unanimous, or close to it, support for whatever is to be done.

Just not initially.

In the beginning the task is to identify the right way, created from bits and pieces of all possible ways.