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Two Thoughts (11 - 17 December)
Sunday 11 December
Two thoughts from Jacob Needleman:
"Life is not so much defined by the external situation as it is by the internal one."
"The only really interesting questions are the unanswerable ones."
Monday 12 December
Two thoughts from Frederick Franck:
“It is wise to avoid militants of all plumage, to trust only the fanatically unfanatic.”
"The clearsighted eye turns the light back to see its own Original Nature."
Tuesday 13 December
Two thoughts from Alexandra Horowitz:
“Part of what restricts us seeing things is that we have an expectation about what we will see, and we are actually perceptually restricted by that expectation."
“To the child, as to the artist, everything is relevant, little is unseen."
Wednesday 14 December
Two thoughts from Donald Sull:
“Meeting complexity with complexity can create more confusion than it resolves.”
“The best firms purposefully stay out of sync with their rivals.”
Thursday 15 December
Two thoughts from Ed Glaeser:
“The failures of urban renewal reflect a failure at all levels of government to realize that people, not structures, really determine a city’s success.”
"An economist's definition of hatred is the willingness to pay a price to inflict harm on others.”
Friday 16 December
Two thoughts from Carl Rogers:
“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.”
Saturday 17 December
Two thoughts from Donna Tartt:
“I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.”
“Forgive me, for all the things I did but mostly for the ones that I did not.”
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