Thursday, May 17, 2007

i-TFTD #12

i-TFTD #12

#12-1. There are two ways to live life
One as though nothing is a miracle,
the other as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

#12-2. Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.
- Goethe

#12-3. We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

Deep study of any subject be it science or the humanities, should make one wonder at the fascinating Universe we perceive ourselves to inhabit. Activities like trekking, star gazing and playing with a small child also have the same effect on me.

The second quote above can be seen as a time management tip (important versus urgent activities) but it is true in a more profound sense. In our interactions with people who matter, do we let a petty ego gratification override the opportunity to reinforce our relationship and leave a positive imprint on the other person?

"Stuckness" in thinking is too common an occurrence. To break out of it when faced with vexing problems, we need to seek inspiring input from outside. Could be another person, book or forcing ourselves to consider different viewpoints.

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