Tag Archives: thinking

The Downside of Busyness

“Life lived amidst tension and busyness needs leisure. Leisure that recreates and renews. Leisure should be a time to think new thoughts, not ponder old ills.” ~ C. Neil Strait     For the past two weeks, I have been … Continue reading

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Harsh Truth

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”~Søren Kierkegaard Harsh, I know, but true.  And absolutely NOT aimed at any reader of this blog! This is me doing some thinking about … Continue reading

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Listen to your Brain

“Trust thyself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson This very good piece of advice comes from Emerson’s seminal essay “Self-Reliance,” something I recommend to every serious searcher for Truth and wisdom.   Many people think he’s saying “follow your heart,” and in … Continue reading

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Engaging Filters

One of my top ten repeated lines of advice to my students is: “There’s a filter between your brain and your mouth. Use it.” This is a relatively new phenomenon, but students, and other people, just say what’s in their … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom for July 17, 2009

“He, who will not reason, is a bigot; he, who cannot, is a fool; and he, who dares not, is a slave.”~~William Drummond, Scottish writer (1585-1649) I love this saying from Drummond.  He said says it all.  If we don’t … Continue reading

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