F. Scott Fitzgerald made a statement that we would do well to live by; “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”
Reading in Dear Professor Einstein I find Professor Einstein “disliked the authority and rankings of the military system, in which men would blindly follow a leader no matter what he said or what they personally might believe.”
I admire Professor Einstein and I am a man that flourished in the military system (USMC 1978-2001). Can’t say these are opposing ideas but this is a good point and I think Professor Einstein would have liked me were we to have met.
One of my students wrote in their Senior Letter to me; “You are the best and weirdest teacher I have ever had.”
Like Professor Einstein “I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.”
The most amazing day awaits
your our curious minds. Remind me to talk about curiosity.
I had folded in my mind; not going to get to attend the next days grand event featuring Zig Ziglar. Things were in place when my day started. Work & leisure combined with my wonderful wife and pick up the ticket sandwiched in there. Crumble, crumble in the details led me to the miserable realization of no way the plan would go. Just as this thought was gaining entrance Chris rang me to ask if I needed a ticket to see Zig Ziglar!
You We may not (always) get what you we need/deserve. You We are not screwed up, stuff happens (or doesn’t). Everyday is a gift to open. Eat your cake and go past the stuff. Dwell on the good.
So there I am going in to claim my seat to learn & enjoy this amazing day. Thousands of people and I am seated front row dead center. Please remember there is only one seat front row dead center and this auditorium is filled along with three overflow locations. I picked up my ticket at ‘will call’ just moments before walking in.
Truly an amazing day.
You We deserve many amazing days & are assured more with a curious mind. I am glad you brought up curiosity again. Al said it best; “The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein, 20th century physicist, creator of the theory of relativity
I am curious about your amazing day. Won’t you share it?