Tuesday, September 23, 2008

i-TFTD #157

i-TFTD #157

#157-1. Too many of us are like wheelbarrows -- useful only when pushed and easily upset.


#157-2. Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty.

-John Finley

#157-3. Curious people are always the most interesting people. Why is that?

-Bill Maher


As brought out by the famous story of the Buddha, we have to grow strong enough to choose whether to accept abuse or criticism. Insecure persons, unsure of their displayed ability, tend to get easily hurt.

Management trainers talk of a desired quality called "tolerance for ambiguity". Alvin Toffler foresaw in the sixties that we all need to develop the capacity to cope with accelerating change. Change brings uncertainty and ambiguity, at least for a period.

Some old proverbs need to be retired. One of them is, "Curiosity killed the cat."

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