Friday, April 3, 2009

i-TFTD #196

i-TFTD #196

#196-1. Don't tell God how big your problem is, tell the problem how big your God is!


#196-2. I never give them hell. I just tell the truth, and they think it is hell.

-Harry S. Truman

#196-3. The best things in life aren't things.

-Art Buchwald


We all remember how things that seemed so critically important when we were younger now appear to be trivial, or some of the biggest difficulties we faced long ago now seem easy. We should often tell ourselves that big issues on hand today are likely to look simple stuff in our revised assessment tomorrow. So a better version of the first quote above could be, "Tell the problem how big you are!"

One situation where the second quote could be observed in action: a meeting where the discussion is a bit superficial and someone utters a well-known but somewhat unpalatable truth.

The third should be obvious to anyone who has shared a laugh with a small child or helped someone spontaneously and received a kind word in return.

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